Turkish violist Kardelen Buruk began playing the violin at the age of 8, switching to viola at 12. She worked with illustrious artists such as Valery Gergiev, Jacque van Steen, Nobuko Imai, Gilles Apap, Gilad Karni, Mikhail Kugel, Garth Knox and many more. At the International Viola Congress 2018, she premiered her original musical theater production ‘Moonwalk’ in Hofplein Theater, Rotterdam. She was selected for The Global Leaders Program as one of their Cohort members in 2019 where she travelled extensively throughout Chile and Jamaica, working to increase access and the impact of music in disadvantaged communities. Kardelen Buruk founded an initiative to present concerts for underserved communities called Music Bridge and has been presenting concerts for the Turkish Community in Den Haag since May 2019. With her viola duo Black Büyü she won the first prize at De Grote Kamermuziek Prijs 2019. She completed her Bachelor of Music at The Royal Conservatoire of the Netherlands in 2018 under Asdis Valdimorsdottir with a Minor in Education. In June of 2020 she completed her Master of Music with Mikhail Zemtsov and received 9,5/10 with a distinction for her professional attitude and perseverance. She is currently freelancing with ensembles and orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad. She plays on a modern instrument made by Andrew Finnigan and Pia Klaembt and bow by Andreas Grütter on loan to her from NMF (National Musical Instruments Fund Foundation of the Netherlands).



Solo Viola and Piano Works

Chamber Music Works

Fazıl Say - String Quartet - Divorce Opus 29

String Trio in E-flat major, Op.3 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

Trio in E-flat major, K.498 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)

Terzetto, Op.74 (Dvořák, Antonín)

Ries, Ferdinand: Flute Quartet in C major, Op. 145, No. 1

 Duo for Violin and Viola, K.423 (Mozart)

Piano Quartet, Op.47 (Schumann, Robert)


Beatles arrangement for two violas 'if I fell in love with you'

Viola Duo in F Dur (Rolla, Alessandra)

'Corp' for two violas, (Boelo de Smit)

Violin Duos ( Bartok, Bela)

Viola Duos (Stamitz, Carl Philipp)

String Sextet, Op.48 (Dvořák, Antonín)

Romanian Dances for two violas (Fieararu, Nelu)

Lament for 2 Violas (Bridge)




Carmen Fantasy, Bizet/Kugel

Viola: Kardelen Buruk

Viola Accompaniment: Kellen McDaniel




  • 'Een Schilderijententoonstelling'
    Wed, Oct 28
    Municipal Theater Nijmegen
    Oct 28, 2020, 8:15 PM – 9:30 PM
    Municipal Theater Nijmegen, Keizer Karelplein 32H, 6511 NH Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Inspired by Mussorgsky's famous Pictures at an Exhibition, the Ciconia Consort string orchestra and the LAM museum take you on a musical and visual journey of discovery. Enjoy music from Webern, Hindemith and Keuris and artworks from the LAM.
  • 'Een Schilderijententoonstelling'
    Sun, Oct 25
    The New Church
    Oct 25, 2020, 3:00 PM – 6:45 PM
    The New Church, Spui 175, 2511 BM Den Haag, Netherlands
    Ciconia Consort will give two concert at 15:00 and 17:00 at De Nieuw Kerk in Den Haag!
  • 'Een Schilderijententoonstelling'
    Oct 24, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
    LAM museum, Keukenhof 14, 2161 AN Lisse, Netherlands
    Ciconia Consort will perform works by Hindemith, Schoeck, Keuris and Webern.



                   The Bookerz, Kardelen Buruk





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