Elif Canfezâ GÜNDÜZ
Age: 26 years old
Born in Istanbul, Elif Canfezâ Gündüz graduated from the classical kemenche class of 2016 mentored by Ms. Neva Özgen at the Musical Performance Department of Istanbul Technical University, Turkish Music Conservatory. She has been a guest performer at the Istanbul State Ensemble of Turkish Music Research and Performance.
Furthermore, she was entitled to receive an Achievement Award in the classical kemenche category of the Young Musical Performers Competition held by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. As one of the crreators of the promising music groups called ”Arfana”, ”Şimdilik Trio” and ”Savt”, she continues to record albums with them. Arfana’s album called Anatolian Folk-Jazz Impressions was released in November 2017, by Kalan Music.
Till now, Elif Canfezâ Gündüz has performed numerous concerts – both solo and in-group – and delivered seminars about the Turkish Maqam in Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Denmark, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, the Netherlands, Israel, Australia, Belgium, Macedonia, and in Norway.
Photo credit : Firas Hassan