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 theBrooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Solo Concerts among others at the Stuttgart Music Festival, International Jazz Herbst Salzburg Festival, Die Glocke Bremen, Klangvokal Festival Dortmund, Theater Bremen...

She regularly gives recitals in Europe and USA. 

 

"Endless enthusiasm - Delicate... with an incredible presence....Noone could say from where her Vocal Power was coming from... as well as her very quiet, almost imperceptible sounds. It was like Magic..."

 

                                              Christiane Tietjen,

                                              Weser Kurrier Bremen 

"Nihan Devecioglu's soft and rich voice, woven with the purest of all emotions, spreads all across the Venue..."

                                                       Eva Bartylla,

                                                       Nordbayerischer Kurier

INFO

  • Nihan received 2013 the Music Award of the City of Munich, Department of Culture.

 

  • 2013 Nihan has received the CEC Artslink music Fellowship award and was invited 2013 November for an Artist Residency at the Center for New Music San Francisco. 

 

  • 2014  together with the american Experimental Composer/Performer Pamela Z, they were awarded a CEC Artslink Grant from USA. Through this Grant they were able to create a vocal duo concert. The Concert Project of the two vocalists  is called "SES+SES/VOICE+VOICE".  In May 2015, they premiered this Concert Project in Istanbul Technical University MIAM and Bilkent University Music Department Ankara.  

 

  • Nihan has developed two experimental and Independent projects: Transfigured Time / Verklärte Zeit and Vox.Fretlessguitar.Beatbox / CARK. 

    In 2012, She has released her CARK project album in Germany.