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SHE WAS BORN IN IZMIR TURKEY. SHE HAS GRADUATED FROM AMERICAN COLLEGE FOR GIRLS IN IZMIR AND THEN UNIVERSITY OF ANKARA STUDYING ENGLISH AND FRENCH PHILOLOGY AND HISTORY

OF ARTS.

 

SHE STARTED HER MUSICAL CAREER VERY YOUNG PLAYING THE

PIANO AND GAVE MANY CONCERTS. SINCE 1989 SHE IS THE PROMOTER FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS NOT ONLY IN HER COUNTRY BUT ALSO ABROAD.

SHE HAS WORKED TOGETHER WITH YOUNG ARTISTS FROM TURKEY, AUSTRIA, ROMANIA, BULGARIA, POLAND, IRELAND, BELLARUSSIA, LITHUANIA, MALTA MACEDONIA AND MOLDOVA.

SHE HAS ATTENDED MORE THAN 80 FESTIVALS ALL OVER THE WORLD AS MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL JURY AND AS COMPOSER AND / OR LYRICIST SHE HAS WON MANY AWARDS. AMONG THEM SOME WE CAN NAME ;

 

  • GRAND PRIX IN ALEXANDRIA FESTIVAL 2003 EGYPT
  • FIRST PRIZE IN ALEXANDRIA FESTIVAL 2004 EGYPT
  • GRAND  PRIX IN GOLDEN CROSS FESTIVAL 2008 MALTA
  • 1st  PRIZE  IN CAVAN FESTIVAL 1994 IRELAND,
  • 1st  PRIZE IN WHITE NIGHTS FESTIVAL 1993  ST. PETERSBURG
  • 2nd PRIZE IN WHITE NIGHTS FESTIVAL 1992  ST. PETERSBURG
  • BEST COMPOSER IN SOPOT FESTIVAL 1993,
  • 2nd PRIZE IN SOPOT FESTIVAL 1992  POLAND,
  • BEST COMPOSER IN VILNIUS FESTIVAL 1991   
  • 2nd PRIZE IN VILNIUS FESTIVAL 1993 LITHUANIA,
  • FIDOF PRIZE IN BREGENZ FESTIVAL 1992 AUSTRIA,
  • 2nd PRIZE IN BUCHAREST FESTIVAL 1992 ROMANIA,
  • 2nd PRIZE IN HURGHADA FESTIVAL 2006 EGYPT
  • 2nd PRIZE IN ALEXANDRIA FESTIVAL 2006 EGYPT  
  • 3rd PRIZE IN EXPO 97 HOLLAND
  • 3rd PRIZE IN SOUTH PACIFIC SONG CONTEST 1998 AUSTRALIA
  • 4th PRIZE IN COMPETITION OF SONGS FOR FRIENDSHIP & PEACE  USA 1998
  • DISCOVERY FESTIVAL BULGARIA RADIO AND TV AWARD 2011
  • DISCOVERY FESTIVAL BULGARIA BEST PROFESSIONAL TANDEM AND AUTHOR SONG – BEST AWARD FOR COMPOSING STYLE MINE MUCUR and FIGEN CAKMAK 2013 for the song IT’S TOO LATE
  • 1st PRIZE in EUROFEST FESTIVAL MACEDONIA 2013 for the song STAY
  • 2nd PRIZE in MALTA FESTIVAL 2013 for the song

       LONELY NIGHTS LONELY DREAMS

  • And many others…..

 

HER SONGS REPRESENTED TURKEY IN EUROVISION SONG CONTESTS 2000 AND 2002.  SHE HAS 6 HONORARY MENTION AWARDS FROM BILLBOARD MAGAZINE SONG CONTESTS IN 1991 AND 1997.

SHE IS THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL PAMUKKALE FESTIVAL 1995-1998” WHICH WAS PROCLAIMED BY FIDOF “THE FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR 1997 IN MIDEM.

SHE IS THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF KEMERVISION FESTIVAL 2009 IN KEMER ANTALYA.

SHE HAS BEEN THE HONORARY PRESIDENT OF MEGAHIT  AND BALKAN FESTIVALS  IN TURKEY. SHE WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD” BY ABI (AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE) AND HAS BEEN NOMINATED  THE INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR 1996/1997” IN THE FIELD OF MUSIC AND ARTS BY IBC  (INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL CENTER CAMBRIDGE).

HER NAME IS INCLUDED IN THE SPECIAL WORLD WIDE PREMIER EDITION OF 500 NOTABLE WOMEN”,

SHE’S THE “VICE - PRESIDENT OF FIDOF” WHOSE AIM IS TO STRENGTHEN PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP THROUGH MUSIC AND ARTS.

 

SHE IS THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF ISTANBUL SONGS ORGANIZED ON THE OCCASION OF ISTANBUL BEING THE  2010 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE WHERE 15 FINALISTS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES SANG ISTANBUL SONGS IN TURKISH.

SHE HELPED ORGANIZE HUMANITARIAN CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS FOR CHILDREN AND PERSONS IN NEED. 

SHE HAS MADE HER 1st TURKISH ALBUM CALLED  5 KALP 1 NEFES TOGETHER WITH 4 OTHER FAMOUS TURKISH LADY COMPOSERS – ASLIGÜL AYAZ, MINE MUCUR, SEMRA ÖZTAN AND SERPIL GÜNSELI.    

SHE IS PROUD TO BE THE LYRICIST OF THE WAFA SONG CALLED

FOR WAFA. COMPOSER OF THE SONG IS FANI HODARA AND THE SINGER IS BUKET BENGISU.  

 

SHE HAS BEEN WORKING TOGETHER WITH TOLGA GURDIL IN MANY SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS AND FOR 3 YEARS SHE IS THE ART DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SHINING STAR FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH ORGANIZED BY TOLGA GÜRDIL.

 

SHE IS PROUD TO BE THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF WAFA WHICH IS THE WORLD ASSOCIATION OF FESTIVALS AND ARTISTS WHOSE SLOGAN IS ‘HAND IN HAND TOGETHER IN MUSIC AND ARTS’.

 

 

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