BENAL TANRISEVER ŞİMŞEK

Musician, Founding Director at BT Music and Performing Arts School

She began her musical education at the Istanbul Conservatory of Music, and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of music degrees from the Juilliard School in New York, one of the world’s most prestigious music schools. She continued her studies at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin under Prof. Georg Sava and was granted a diploma with a mention for virtuosity of performance. She has performed recitals and concerts as the orchestra singer in the world’s major concert halls. She worked as a lecturer at Bilkent University’s Faculty of Music and Performing Arts. During her long years in New York, she focused on pedagogical musical education and learning models. As the music program consultant for ENKA Schools, she founded “Collaboration in Music (Müzikte İşbirliği)”which aims to bring schools and music in Istanbul together. She founded an educational institution in 1997, called BT Music House, the aim of which is to convey all the experience she has gained over her life in music to children.