Gizem Alever (b.1994) is a composer from Istanbul, Turkey. She studied composition in Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music State Conservatory. She took composition lessons from composer and conductor Oğuzhan Balcı. While she was studying in university, she got interested in Turkish Maqam Music and she got enrolled in a minor program for Classical Kemence. ( Istanbul Kemencesi) She graduated from composition department in June 2016 and she continues to minor programme with kemence virtuoso Neva Özgen.
LISTEN: L’ Amen for Kemence, Tanbur and Violoncello
Kemence- Canfeza Gündüz
Tanbur- Kaan Sancaktar
Violoncello- Emre Özer