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- Viola BA – Leipzig – Hochschule für Musik und Theater – Tatjana Masurenko – (2009-2012)
- Erasmus Exchange – Paris – Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse – Jean Sulem – (2012)
- Viola BA – Berlin – Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ – Tabea Zimmermann – (2012-2015)
- Viola MA – Berlin – Universität der Künste – Hartmut Rohde – (2015-2019)
- Viola Konzertexamen – Berlin – Univerität der Künste – Hartmut Rohde – (2019- )
Deputy Solo Viola Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Nilay Özdemir was born in 1991 in Antalya, Turkey. She started her musical education at age 11.
In 2009 Nilay came to Germany to study with Prof. Tatjana Masurenko in Leipzig. After an Erasmus exchange year in Paris with Jean Sulem she continued her studies with Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin.
She is still doing her Konzertexamen with Hartmut Rohde at the Universität der Künste, Berlin. Nilay played in Festivals and Academies such as Krzyzowa Kammermusik Festival, Verbier Festival Academy, Kronberg Academy und Seiji Ozawa Academy. In 2018/19 she held a job at the Gürzenich Orchester in Cologne and now holds the position of Co-Principal at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, where she previously was a member of the academy.