İlkim YILMAZ, one of the most remarkable conductors of her generation in Turkey, is a music leader with extremely personal and convincing insights into music, and the courage to turn her timbre into reality on the podium.
She is the Music Director and Conductor of MÜZED Turkey Music Teachers Orchestra, which she continued its 5th season in 2023, and the Music Director and Conductor of Bilintur Women's Symphony Orchestra, which she founded together with Bilkent Holding tourism group Bilintur Company in 2019. She performed her debut in opera with Brooklyn Chamber Opera and Pergolesi’s star opera buffa ‘La Serva Padrona’ in Istanbul last June. Since her debut on the professional podium in 2018, she continues to lead the nationwide symphonic repertoire with her podium performance, which is increasing in number and quality, she has gained the appreciation and attention of professionals and distinguished music listeners.
İlkim YILMAZ, a multi-instrumentalist and passionate music history researcher, who made her first studio recording at the age of 16, has served as Music Director in many professional, volunteer and educational orchestras in the last five years, demonstrating her communication skills as a successful music leader.
YILMAZ, who works in the field of education as well as her concert program, gives seminars on the art of conducting, and gives master classes on "Intonation, Color and Timbre in the Symphony Orchestra" with young orchestras.
She graduated from Baskent University State Conservatory Composition and Music Theory department with a 'High Honor Title' and a degree in 2017. She learned the art of conducting in the classes of Turkey's leading conductors Burak Tüzün, Renkm GÖKMEN and Işın METİN, and worked for many years on basic conducting techniques, score reading, and interpretation in orchestral music with these distinguished maestros.
The conductor's hobbies include world history, aviation and gastronomy.
Graduated with 'Hight Honour' Statu from Başkent University State Conservatory Composition and Music Theory Department
METU Fine Art Orchestra and Choir
İzmir Youth Orchestra
Founder and Music Director
Bilintur Women's Chamber Orchestra
MÜZED Türkish Music Teachers' Orchestra
Brooklyn Chamber Opera
Bilintur Women's Chamber Orchestra named as
Women's Symphony Orchestra