Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, born in Izmir (Turkey), studied composition under Cengiz Tanc, Theo Brandmüller, Ivan Fedele and Wolfgang Rihm, as well as music theory under Michael Reudenbach. Between 2010 and 2011, she worked at the electro-acoustic music research centre IRCAM in Paris. She has taught at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, and gave a master class in composition at Bilkent University in Ankara.
Her compositions have been performed at international festivals, such as ‘MITo Settembre Musica’, Strasbourg, ‘ISCM World New Music Days’, Maerz Musik, Beethovenfest Bonn, Eclat Stuttgart, Wien Modern, Salzburger Festspiele and at the Wittener Tage für Neue Musik. Her works have been performed live on radio at SR2 Kultur Radio, Acik Radyo Istanbul, Radio France Musique, SWR2, SRF2 Kultur, hr2 Kultur, ORF1 and many others. She regularly collaborates with the soloists of the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, with the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, Accroche Note, Ensemble 2e2m, Oenm Ensemble, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and the Arditti Quartet, who have premiered many of her works. Some of her works have been released on CD, among them the portrait CD Zeynep Gedizlioğlu: Kesik (collegno), with the support of the Siemens Music Foundation. In 2012, she won the Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize and in 2014 she received the “Composer of the Year” award at the 5th Donizetti Classical Music Awards in Istanbul.
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