Gulfem Gizem Abay

At the age of 5, she had started her musical career by partaking in the children’s choir in the school of Antalya State School of Opera and Ballet. In the same year she had secured a place, for piano, in the conservatoire of Antalya, named Antalya State Conservatoire. During this period, she had been involved in both musicals and stage performances alike. Some of the musicals in which she took part in were titles such as; Carmen the musical, Nutcracker the musical, and an opera performance of Carmina Burana.

She had further developed her education by continuing with her secondary school studies in Anadolu Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi (Anatolian Fine Arts High School). During this period she had, whilst continuing developing the knowledge for the piano, also started lessons for the violin. In the 4 years of which she stayed in High School, she also took part in orchestral performances and piano concerts. Upon completion of her secondary school, she started a degree course in Ankara Gazi University, studying music, in the teaching faculty. The main instrument during this period was the piano, while undertaking further lessons, and developing a deep interest in the flute. During the 18 years of her musical career, she has taken part in multiple workshops, festivals and seminars.

In the year of 2014, she was a private tutor in Antalya for various musical instruments, including piano, violin and flute. After a year of giving private lessons, she had moved to stay in England, so that she could further pursue her musical career in London.