Nejla Melike Atalay

Pianist, musicologist and composer, was born in 1985, Gelibolu, Turkey. After finishing her early education at Kayseri Anadolu Fine Arts High School Music Department, she attended to the Music Department of Erciyes University Fine Arts Faculty for a year. In 2003, she started to study at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State The conservatory Musicology Department, and worked on writing techniques, music history, traditional Turkish Music, Solfeggio, Harmony, Contemporary Music, Program production, and Cinema and Music. After graduating at 2008, she continued her education at Vienna Prayner conservatory composition department working with Josef Stoltz. There she also studied with Alfred Smudits on Music Sociology, Michele Calella on historical Musicology, Reinhard Kapp on Cinema and Music, and Andreas Holzer on Music and
Biography. Since 2009, she has been working on her doctoral thesis with Annegret Huber.