My name is Belemir, and I am a classical violinist living in Den Haag. I received my Master degree from the Royal Conservatory in 2017 with the Orchestra Master specialization and my Bachelor degree from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory in Istanbul. My training has lead me to pursue an exciting profession of diverse musical styles and settings which has allowed me to meet many wonderful new people and to share our music and ideas with each other. Now after many years of education and performing experience, I would like to also share what I have learned (and what I am still continuing to learn) with you!
As a passionate educator, I enjoy sharing my musical knowledge and experience with others – I even find myself learning from my students at times! I am aware that everyone is unique, and every student has different needs and ways of learning. Therefore, I prefer to teach in a way that is best suited to each student’s individual needs, and so, I do not follow only one specific method of instruction. Even though each student receives personalized instruction, some things to expect in every lesson are: developing the fundamentals of violin technique, basic music theory, left hand and bowing exercises, and learning pieces and songs based on the student’s own interests: classical, folk, and even pop music! I also love to play music with my students to build chamber music skills.
Since 2015, I have performed in numerous professional orchestras in the Netherlands including Het Zeeuws Orkest, North Brabant Kamerorkest and Het Residentie Orkest. I actively perform with the Hodiernal Quartet and in many other contemporary music festivals and events, and I also perform regularly with my piano duo with Isolde Troost.
I look forward to meeting you at the trial lesson!