Musical Formation

Ece Selin Yuksel Education

Ece started her music and flute education with Hakan Halit Turgay part-time at Istanbul University State Conservatory in 2008. One year after, she entered to the same conservatory’s secondary school department full-time and she finished her secondary school with a third degree. In 2011, she started piano lessons with Zümrüt Aliyeva Özdemir and in 2013, she took the diplomas from 5th Grade Piano and Music Theory Exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

She graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatory Music and Performing Arts High School in 2016and during herhigh school education,shegave several concerts with the choir conducted by Arda Ardases Agosyan. She started her bachelor education at Mersin University State Conservatory and at the same year, she took the diploma of 8th Grade Flute Exam with Distinction from ABRSM

She participated to the 32nd William Bennett International Flute Summer School with a full scholarship and she played in a student concert in Woldingham/ England in 2017. One year later, again, she took the DipABRSMDiploma in Flute Performance from ABRSM. She completed her university education in the class of Halit Turgay by playing Joaquín Rodrigo’s Pastoral Concerto at Mersin University State Conservatory, was awarded a High Honour Certificate several times during her higher education at the Mersin University State Conservatory.  

In 2018, she became a student in the École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot in the class of Mr. Jean Ferrandis with half a scholarship. Here, she took the lessons of flute orchestra from Mr. Vincent Prats, chamber music from Mrs. Nina Patarcec, Form and Style Analysis from Mr. Philippe Gantchoula and piccolo flute from Mr. Pierre Monty. In addition to these, she actively participated in masterclasses of William Bennett, Andreas Blau, Lorna McGhee, Michie Bennett, Manuel Morales, Caroline Debonne, Robin Kani, Lena Kildahl, Irina Stachinskaya, Basak Ersöz and Jennifer Stinton. Also, she attended to the masterclasses of Emmanuel Pahud, Emily Beynon, Mathieu Dufour, James Galway, Andrea Oliva, Julien Beaudiment, Henrik Wiese, and Christina Jennings as a passive audience.  

Ece, currently, is continuing her higher education at the École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot in the Consertiste Programme and she also continues her master’s degree education at Ankara Music and Fine Arts University Faculty of Performing Arts.