Naz is joining Care-to-Share from Turkey. She lives in Istanbul and attends Istanbul State Conservatory with parallel studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich while continuing her academic education at the Uskudar American High School in Istanbul.
Naz has been identified as one of the most talented young Turkish musicians, and as such has been the recipient of an outstanding scholarship from the “ Young Musicians on World Stages “ initiative carried out by Güher & Süher Pekinel, the world famous twin pianists from Turkey. As part of this scholarship, Naz has also been the proud recipient of an 18th century violin that she has been using.
Naz has attended the masterclasses of great pedagogues such as Prof. Dora Schwarzberg, Kirill Troussov, Itzhak Rashovsky and Ellen Jewett. She won “Grand Prize” & “Special Prize for Exceptional Artists Personality” at Odessa International Violin Competition in 2018, first prize at the “12th Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists” in 2019 in Belgium.
Naz continuously participates in concerts with the most outstanding symphony orchestras of Turkey as well as recitals.
Naz joined Care-to-Share because she fully believes in the power of music education and the positive impact it has on the most vulnerable youth in any society. She is aware that music education is expensive, and is seen as a luxury component by many decision makers in public school education and hence not prioritized by public funding in the world. Naz believes this reality hits the marginalized youth the hardest, and prevents them from having access to music education. Sharing her passion and talent with children who most need it is a fuel for Naz’s continuous dedication and creativity in the arts.