Ceylan Ertem

Singer, and songwriter, was born in Sakarya, Turkey 1980. She joined the municipal choir and took guitar lessons as a child. She moved to Istanbul in 1999 for further education in music. She studied vocal at Akademi Istanbul and Müjdat Gezen Sanat Merkezi, and continued her education on musicology at Yildiz Techincal University Arts and Design faculty/Audial design department in 2004. With Tunçay Korkmaz, they formed the band 'Anima' at 2000, and released the album Animasal by Sony-BMG in 2006. She toured with Anima exclusively in Turkey, and composed and recorded the soundtrack for the movie Saklı Yüzler by Handan Ipekçi, 2007. She played with various bands, such as Ways: by Şenol Küçükyıldırım, Octophone (Berlin), and Kpar Kpoh Knah. Ceylan Ertem recorded some of the composition of Kpar Kpoh Knah in her first solo album called Soluk, 2010. Gökçen Dilek Acay created the first music video of the album to the song Insandik. Dağhan Iş directed the other music videos for the songs Gidip Dinlenmeliyim, Çok yakın, and Nazim’a. Ceylan prepared a radio program called Şubidap about women jazz musicians of Turkey for Açık Radyo, and documentary videos about women music creators of Turkey of her project of three years Cadı Avı- The Witch Hunt can be found online on Vimeo/CADIAVI.


Gülşah Erol

Cellist, and composer was born in 1984, Ankara, Turkey, finished her education on Piano and Cello at Anadolu University State The conservatory at 2005 and started to work with Anadolu Symphony Orchestra as a lead cellist for two years. Same year she played Elgar Violoncello concerto at Switzerland Tibor Varga Music Academy and performed Rachmaninov Elegie live for TRT Radio at 2006. She finished her performance education at Switzerland Internatioanl Menuhin Academy at 2007, and later continued her master of music education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State The conservatory at 2009. Gulsah Erol works in many different areas of Music, and contribute with musicians and ensembles from various art disiplinces such as; On your horizon, Islak Köpek and Abstra. Also, she composes music for documentaries and movies. She played and recorded the music for the movie Atlikarinca and have been awarded for the best music at the 30th International Istanbul Film Festival, 2011. She continue perfoming at Anadolu Symphony Orchestra and composes for various mediums.

Dorothee Eberhardt

Born in Memmingen, Southern Germany on the 23rd January 1952, studied musicology and composition at Goldsmiths College (B. Mus.) and clarinet at Trinity College, London (LTCL). Upon completion of her studies, she worked in London as a composer and music teacher. In 1992, she returned to Germany and now lives near Munich. Dorothee Eberhardt's works are performed and broadcast internationally, and in 1999, her first CD, featuring chamber music, was produced (Melisma no. 07175-2). In the beginning of 2004 her second CD (Cavalli Records CCD 263) and in June 2008 her third CD with chamber music has been released (Cavalli Records CCD 297). Her works are published by TRIO Musik Edition, Mühldorf and edition 49 (formerly Vogt&Fritz, Schweinfurt). Pieces in album collections are published by ABRSM Publishing, London, Ricordi and Schott.