Muge_BuyukcelenMuge Buyukcelen born in 1975, in Istanbul Turkey started playing at age 9. She studied at the Istanbul State Conservatory, where her natural talent was quickly recognized and was awarded the “best young musician” award. She studied privately with Nicolai Chumacenko, Sandra Goldberg, Ayla Erduran, and Burkhard Godhoff. She holds a Masters degree in music performance from Bilkent University, in Ankara Turkey, and an associate teaching diploma from the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria BC Canada. Currently she performs with the Galiano Ensemble, Victoria Symphony, Emily Carr String Quartet and the Aventa Ensemble. She has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, performing in France, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, North America, Costa Rica, Oman and Bahrain. She has also collaborated with many recognized musicians of including, Martin Fischer-Dieskau, Jamie Parker, Lorraine Min. In 2009, Muge performed the world premiere of a piece dedicated to her called Archimedes’ Codex composed by Michael Oesterle.  In 2010, she premiered Yannick Plamondon’s La fenêtre II for electric violin with Aventa Ensemble.