Explore traditional Turkish classical world music from Berklee Professor of World Music Bengisu Gokce. She’ll guide you through Turkish culture, music, and various Turkish instruments that create the sounds of its country.
November 4th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. ($10 General Admission and free for students 18 and under)
Turkish born and raised, Bengisu Gokce is a multi-genre violinist and singer, known for combining in her music the Turkish roots with Eastern European and Middle Eastern traditions.
As a professionally renowned performer, Bengisu’s versatile playing has led her to share the stage with several music icons including Mark O’Connor, Tigran Hamasyan, Aynur Dogan, Shreya Ghoshal, Toninho Horta, Shankar Mahadevan, Simon Shaheen, Amal Murkus, and Pablo Ziegler to name a few.
Throughout her career she has performed in various distinguished venues such as Carnegie Hall (NY), Lincoln Center (NY), Boston Symphony Hall, American Repertory Theater, MFA Boston, Roulette Intermedium (NY), Shapeshifter Lab (NY), Ithra Theatre (Saudi Arabia) and Monte Carlo Salle Garnier (Monaco).
A multi-award winning musician, Bengisu is a classically trained violinist and a performance alumna of Mersin University State Conservatory in Turkey, ‘Hanns Eisler’ School of Music in Berlin, Germany and Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She is currently Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music.