Milestones

2020

  • Tussen Maarten Luther en Rumi, reART Collective, Podium Mozaiek, Amsterdam

  • Broadway Musicals, Rondje Cultuur Avond Concert, Huis van Eemnes

2019

  • Rondje Cultuur Avond Concert, De Hilt, Eemnes

  • Recital, Raadzal, Eemnes Gemente Huis

2016

  • Therapy of Love, concert and sound healing session, Adahan Hotel

2015

  • Istanbul Concerts, Gonca Gürses & Mengjie Han, pianist

  • Istanbul Dutch Consulate Chapel

  • Izmir Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cultural Centre

  • World European Union Day Concert, Gonca Gürses & Kevork Tavityan, Austrian Cultural Office

  • Fazıl Say “New Songs” CD album back-vocal - Video link

2014

  • Halloween Concert in the Hall Video link

  • 3 Sopranos Classic Recital in the Dutch Consulate Chapel - Video link

  • Recital in Haydarpasa Hospital, Istanbul

2012

  • She worked as a music teacher in British Primary School (BISI)

  • Dance teacher Açı Primary School, Bahçeköy

2009

  • Istanbul Biennial, a Classical Concert in the Dutch Consulate

2008

  • Christmas Carol Concert in Kuruçeşme Divan, for the Dutch Consulate

  • She had a daughter.

  • She worked as a music and Turkish Culture teacher in English In Istanbul International Community School (IICS) since 2002

2007

  • Christmas Carol&Musicals Concert in Italian Cultural Centre for Charity (Lions International)

2006

  • Recitals in Istanbul Haliç Univ., Mason Lodge, Cunda Island

2005

  • Christmas Carol Concert in Swiss Hotel

  • Recital in Cunda Island

  • Broadway Musicals Concert in Van

  • A Cappella performance in Ishak Pasa Palace, Dogu Beyazıt Video link

  • Sang Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute

  • In Memoriam A.Nazife  Aral Güran Concert, Austrian Cultural Centre

2003

  • Performed lead role Lucy from “Telephone” Menotti. Video/news link and the lead role Nina “Nutcracker” adapted from Tschaikowsky as children musical play since 1996, continuously. Both at Istanbul State Opera House.

  • Christmas Carol & Broadway Musicals Concert in IICS

  • She has worked as a contracted opera soloist singer since 1996.

  • Christmas Carols in the American Consulate, Istanbul

2002 - 2003

  • Performed lead role Lucy from “Telephone” Menotti and “Do You Like Mozart?” sang Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute. Both at Istanbul State Opera House.

  • Christmas Carol Concert in Yapı Kredi Bank Cultural Centre

  • Sang Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute in Bösendorfer Saal, Vienna

2003

  • Performed lead role Lucy from “Telephone” Menotti. Video/news link and the lead role Nina “Nutcracker” adapted from Tschaikowsky as children musical play since 1996, continuously. Both at Istanbul State Opera House.

  • Christmas Carol & Broadway Musicals Concert in IICS

  • She has worked as a contracted opera soloist singer since 1996.

  • Christmas Carols in the American Consulate, Istanbul

2002

  • “Do You Like Mozart?” sang Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute

  • Broadway Musicals Concert in Kas

  • She has sung in Group Turkuaz Classical and Broadway musicals, standards since 1999.

  • She worked as a singing coach in Mimar Sinan University Performing

  • Arts in Drama and also a music teacher in HEV Primary School.

2001

  • Graduation Recital in MSU Auditorium

  • Recital from Italian Composers in Italian Cultural Centre

  • Phantom of the Opera Concert in Four Seasons Hotel

  • Broadway Musical Concert for 30th Anniversary of Mimar Sinan Univ.

  • Tophane-i Amire Cultural Centre

2000

  • Performed Musetta from “La Bohéme” Puccini in Istanbul State Opera House conductor: Fahrettin Kerimov, MSU Conservatory Orchestra

  • Performed Soprano solo in Fauré Requiem in Istanbul State Opera House conductor: Fahrettin Kerimov, MSU Conservatory Orchestra

  • Classical Recital in the Italian Cultural Centre

  • New Year Concert with 3.rd Corps Military Band

1999

  • Classical Recital in the Italian Cultural Centre Broadway Musicals Concert in Bakırköy Municipality Theatre Hall

  • Classical Recital in Istanbul Yıldız University

  • Vocal, Guitar and Violin Recital in Adana

  • Sang Two Songs on Nazım Hikmet poems composed by Koray Sazlı in the Concert of Young Composers

1998

  • Classical Recital in Istanbul Bosphorus University Ilhan Usmanbas Recital, Senlikname

  • Yapı Kredi Bank Music Festival, Istanbul State Opera House

  • Mithat Selection Opera Nights on the street with Bass Burak Bilgili

  • Sang live “Dining At Jane Martin’s” theatre performance and acted a singer role and sang “Symphony of Hidden Shadows” both in Robert College

  • Shakespeare Sonnets A Cappella Recital in Robert College Amphitheater

1997

  • Aydın Karlıbel Recital with 3 quest singers in Istanbul State Opera House

  • Recital in Istanbul Bosphorus University

  • Recital in the Italian Cultural Centre

1996

  • Recitals in Istanbul Bosphorus University and Robert College

  • Broadway Musicals Concert in Mimar Sinan State University Conservatory of Music

1995

  • She started studying opera and musical in Mimar Sinan State Univ. Conservatory Performing Arts in Opera (BA) graduated in 2001.

  • She sang as a soloist for the first time in Izmir French Cultural Centre

1988 - 1992

  • She graduated from Dokuz Eylül Univ. of English Language Teaching (BM) Izmir / Turkey

1982 - 1988

  • She graduated from Private Turkish High School (Education in English) Izmir / Turkey

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