Berfin Aksu

Violin

Berfin Aksu, a prodigious talent from Ankara, Turkey, became the youngest soloist in her country to ever perform with an orchestra at age 8. She has won top prizes in prestigious violin competitions and performed at renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall and Tonhalle Zürich.
Berfin studied with Lutsia Ibragimova at the Yehudi Menuhin School from 2012 until 2016 and with Jack Liebeck at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated from in 2022. Throughout the past decade, Berfin has shared stages worldwide with the celebrated pianist Fazıl Say.
Her unique approach to improvisation and blending of musical genres has garnered acclaim, including the Young Musician of the Year award in 2011. Recognized by Sony Classical, she released an album as the solo violinist on Max Bruch’s “Adagio Appassionato.” Berfin’s artistic journey has evolved into a multidisciplinary exploration of music, voice, and composition, captivating audiences with her emotive performances and boundless creativity.

Matt Dunkley