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ABOUT

Nihan is a classically trained Soprano, experimental Vocalist, Performer and Songwriter.  

 

Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, Nihan Devecioglu has developed a vocal practice grounded in a search for understanding across cultural boundaries.

 

After receiving a Bachelors degree in Communications from Istanbul Bilgi University and a Masters degree in Music from Istanbul Technical University, in 2003 Nihan went on to study Opera Singing for five years at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. 

 

By integrating her technical abilities with an ongoing study of improvisation, Nihan continues to seek out a common ground where her influences may interweave and emerge. Freely exploring the vast boundaries of musical expression on these premises, Nihan seeks for inspiration in sources of distinct natures: the opera, the avant-garde, early music, world music, Turkish sufi and folk and contemporary art of various forms. 

Her vocal diversity prepared her among others for such varied and prestigious projects as the collaboration with Bobby McFerrin in Instant Opera! at Carnegie Hall, performances at the at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Solo Concerts among others at the Stuttgart Music Festival, International Händel Festspiele, International Jazz Herbst Salzburg Festival, Die Glocke Bremen, Klangvokal Festival Dortmund, Theater Bremen...

Besides, her singing she is composing and performing Music for Theater and Dance pieces.  

Förderungen/Preise


2019:  “Intercultural Projects Scholarship“ for her "Poetic Sound Journey"Project

from Munich Cultural Department. Concerts in Germany, Turkey, Israel and Spain. 
2013: Music award from the city of Munich Cultural Department for her Project “KLANGWELTEN: Breath, Song” 

Concerts in Munich, Ankara, New York. 
2013: CEC Artslink Music Fellowship

at the Center for New Music in San Francisco
2012: OMI International Artist Residency in New York 

Discografie: 

2021: Album “Urban Lullabies” (Whatabout Music Label Barcelona) 
2020: Album “Nostalgia-Meer der Erinnerungen” (ACCENT Records Germany) 

2019: Solo Album OZEAN (Whatabout Music Label Barcelona) 
2019: Album “Nihan & The Single Camels” (Whatabout Music Label Barcelona) t

Music for Theater: 

 

2020: Theater Piece “Mutter. Vater. Land.”

under the direction of  Frank Abt at Theater Bremen
2019: Theater Piece “Auferstehung”

under the direction of Alize Zandwijk at Theater Bremen 

2017: Theater Piece "Ein Haus in der Nähe Einer Airbase"

under the direction of  Frank Abt at Theater Bremen
2015: Dance Piece “Heimat...los!” from Ceren Oran
2013: Dance and Circus Piece “Deal” from Spela Vodeb

“...Her singing,

mostly with eyes closed, resembles meditations,

in tones of leading Memories of love and life
amidst nature...   

                                           Simon Neubauer

                                                          Weser Kurier