Born in 2009 in Ankara Defne started her music education at the age of 4 by taking piano lessons. In 2015, she passed the music Preparatory Primary School Aptitude Test at Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Violin Division and became a student of Vseslava Kudinova.
Defne studied masterclasses with Violin educator and violinist (Dora Schwarzberg, IgorTkatchouk, Alexsandr Vinnitski, Clara Zahler, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Cihat Aşkın, Herbert Greenberg, Eva Szily Acne, Adilhoca Aziz, Ani Schwarz).
Currently Defne continues her music education playing violin at the Musica Mundi School, Brussels with Leonard Kerbel. She is supported by CEV Sanat and has scholarship from Musica Mundi School.
Competitions, Award and Concerts
- 09.03.2018 / Prague, “The J. Michka International Annual Violin Competition”9-10 age category, First Prize.
- 11.03.2018 / Vienna, ” Prof. Dora Schwarzbeg Academy Masterclass ” Special Jury Prize. 2
- 11.03.2018 / Prague, “The J. Michka International Annual Violin Competition” gala concert.
- 27.04.2018 / Eskişehir, “Eskisehir Municipality Symphony Orchestra ”23 April Children’s soloists concert ” soloist.
- 26.06.2018 / Istanbul , ”ÇEV Sanat Young Talents” scholarship.
- -18.11.2018 / Vienna, “Classic Pure Vienna International Music Competition” Strings C category, Third Prize.
- 10.03.2019 / Brussels, “12.Grumiaux International Competition forYoungViolinists” category A, Third Prize.
- 03.05.2019 / Istanbul, “IDDMB Award for shining stars of export 2019” for international achievements and contribution to the image of the country.
- 15.05.2019 / Ankara, “2019 Ahmet Adnan Saygun Achievement Scholarship” for her achievements.
- 24.07.2019/ Budapest “3.IlonaFeher International Violin Competition” 1st Age category, Third Prize.
- 12.08.2019 / Istanbul, “Büyükada Summer Concert ”
- 21.08.2019 / Bursa, “CAKA Summer Music Academy Concert”
- 29.08.2019 / Fethiye, “Violin Recital”
- 09.10.2019 / Istanbul, “soloist in the Philharmonic Concert” with Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra.
- 20.10.2019 / Ankara, “Music Youth Friendship Concert” At The Embassy Of Belgium,”
- 11.01.2020 / Balıkesir, Alâ Art Academy Concert.
- 13.03.2020 / Brussels, “13.Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists” category A,First Prize”.
- 15.05.2020 / Kyrenia, “My Dear Mother Painting Competition” Category A, First Prize.
- 2021 / Brussels Musica Mundi Music School entry with substantial scholarship
- 2021/ Brussels ‘European Parliament- Turkey Friendship Group Concert’ .