February 27, 2016
7:30 pm
WPAC Concert Hall

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A member of the Trio Anka since 2012, Demet Gökalp has performed recitals and chamber music concerts throughout Turkey, Europe, America, and Asia. She studied cello with Professor Doğan Cangal at the Hacettepe University State Conservatory in Ankara, Turkey. When studying at the conservatory, she performed the Turkey premiere of Vivaldi’s concerto for two cellos. She was appointed as cellist at the Ankara Opera and Ballet Orchestra immediately after she graduated from the conservatory summa cum laude.

In 1992, she presented a concert in New York, invited by the Turkish Ministry of Culture as part of the “Turkish Day” events. In 1997, she has performed with the Rainbow Chamber Orchestra in concerts and recordings with famous guitarist Timothy Walker. As a member of Ancyra Chamber Orchestra , she has performed in concerts all around the world. She has also performed in New York and Pakistan with the Özsoy Quartet.

She has currently been holding the first cello chair in the Ankara State Opera and Ballet Orchestra and also a member of Özsoy Quartet and Trio Anka.