Nilay Özdemir

  • born in Antalya (Turkey)
  • Member of the orchestra since 2019
  • Chamber music at the Konzerthaus Berlin: Quartett Polaris

Nilay Özdemir studied in Leipzig with Tatjana Masurenko, in Paris with Jean Sulem, in Berlin with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music, and currently studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Hartmut Rohde. She was a scholarship holder at the Kurt Sanderling Academy of the Konzerthaus Orchestra. Nilay Özdemir was a guest at the Krzyzowa Chamber Music Festival and a scholarship holder at various renowned academies (Verbier Festival, Kronberg, Seiji Ozawa).


What would you be doing if you hadn’t become a musician?

I would be a veterinarian or a psychologist.

What do you do before a concert?

I always take a little nap.

What is your favourite dish, where do you eat it in Berlin, or do you cook it yourself?

One of my favourite dishes is celery with oranges, based on my mother’s recipe.

Which CD, book or object would you take to a desert island?

As a CD, I’d pack Beethoven’s piano sonatas, played by András Schiff. As a book, I’d take “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. (Someone probably already brought Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” and left it there!) And as an object, I’d bring a CD player so that I don't just have to look at the Beethoven CDs, but can listen to them as well.


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