Ayla Emanet



Ayla Emanet, born in Germany in 1984, started her musical training in the Radio Television Choir in Istanbul in 1992. She started studying the flute at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul in 1996 with Mr. Nazim Acar, who was principal flute of Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, and from 2001 studied with Vieri Bottazzini in the same University and graduated ranking first in his class.

Ayla played solo flute with the Mimar Sinan University Symphony Orchestra and Istanbul Cemal Reşit Rey Symphony Orchestra. She also played principal flute with the “All Flutes Chamber Orchestra” which recorded a CD of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” in 2004.

She has participated in masterclasses of many well­known flautists including Sir James Galway, Patrick Galloise, Raffaele Travisiani, Alexa Still and Andrea Lieberknecht.

In 2003, she participated in Sir James Galway's masterclass and her piccolo playing whilst on this course brought her to the attention of Sir James Galway, who gave her a scholarship to attend his International Master class in Weggis, in August 2004. Here she played Lowel Liebermann’s Piccolo Concerto to big success and Sir James chose her to perform as a soloist with the Masterclass’ Flute Orchestra. She also performed the Turkish Premiere of the same concerto with the Student Orchestra of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2005. In 2006 Sir James Galway chose her again to perform as a soloist with the Masterclass’ Flute Orchestra in Interlaken- Switzerland.

In 2005 Ayla began playing principal flute with the Eskisehir Anadolu University Symphony Orchestra and in 2009 she performed as second flute and piccolo in Istanbul Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra. She graduated from the Solo Flute and Chamber Music Masters degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln­Germany, studying with Prof. Robert Winn who was previously solo flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. During the same year she began a second masters degree in "Orchesterspiel" at the Orchestrerzentrum NRW­Dortmund. Here she studied with Berten D'Hollander, principal piccolo of Flemish Opera. Since graduating in March 2014 Ayla she has been living in Germany and playing as a guest flautist with different orchestras and ensembles.


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