Ayşe Önder

Composer, born in Izmir. Turkey, 1973, took her first music lessons from her father Selim Önder. She studied composition at the Hacettepe University State conservatory. After graduating in 2000, she went to USA to do her doctor of musical arts at the University of Hartford in The Hartt School of Music, CT, and graduated in 2006. Between 2004-2006, she studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Amsterdam. She attended several summer courses for composers, e.g. in Austria (Seefeld-Tirol, 2005), France (Acanthes-Metz, 2005 and 2009), England (Royal Northern College of Music-Manchester, 2001), Germany (IMD-Darmstadt, 2004 and 2008), and in The Netherlands (Gaudeamus, 2005).In 2006, her movie soundtrack was released (Son Osmanli) by Kalan Music Productions followed by other soundtracks in 2008, “Elveda Rumeli”, “Asi Ruh”, and followed by "Yüreğine Sor", "Kurtlar Vadisi Filistin" and "Çınar Ağacı". Her music has been performed in festivals in Turkey, USA, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria and Russia by major ensembles; e.g. Asco Ensemble, New Ensemble, Ziggurat, Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Classic Avantgarde Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra National de Lorraine, and Antalya Symphony Orchestra.