Classical Violin Soloist. from Victoria BC
Instruments: Violin details
Contact DetailsMuge Buyukcelen
Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, she began violin studies at age 9. Between 1986 and 1991 she studied at the Istanbul State Conservatory, winning the "Best Young Musician" award. From 1991 she studied in Switzerland with Nicolai Chumacenko, Professor Sandra Goldberg and Ayla Erduran (a student of David Oistrakh and Zino Francescatti).
In 1995 she obtained a Bachelors in music at Bilkent University with a High Honours Diploma finishing in 1999 by receiving her Masters degree in Music Performance. A former member of the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Müge won first prize at "The Violin Competition of the Turkish Cultural Ministry" and also first prize for the best interpreter of Turkish composers.
She spent the year 2000 in France, teaching at the Toulouse National Conservatory while studying with Burkhard Godhoff. In 2001 Muge came to the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and became one of the founding members of the Hermes String Quartet, formerly the VCM quartet in residence. In the fall of 2003, Muge received an associate teaching diploma from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. She teaches at Brentwood College and performs frequently as performer and soloist with the Victoria Symphony, Galiano Ensemble,Victoria Bach Ensemble and the Goolden Trio. Müge has performed in France, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, North America, Costa Rica, Oman and Bahrain.
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