Nil Kocamangil, Cello - One of the young and promising cellist of Turkey was born in 1989 in Istanbul. She started to learn the cello with Dilbag Tokay in 1998 at MSFAU State Conservatory. After receiving her bachelor’s diploma with distinction in 2009; she completed her studies by obtaining two different masters diploma, firstly from the class of Claus Kanngiesser at Hochschule für Musik Köln, then the class of Marc Coppey at Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP). Since her debut concert with the orchestra at the age of 15, she performed with many orchestras. Besides of obtaining various awards at the national/international competitions; she worked with the important artists as Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Gabor Takacs Nagy at the masterclasses and the academies as Verbier Festival Academy”, “Mozarteum Summer Academy”, “Kronberg Academy”. She appeared as soloist and chamber musician at the festivals such as; “Istanbul Music Festival”, “Euregio Musik Festival”, “D-Marin Turgutreis International Music Festival”, “Amsterdam Chamber Music Festival”, “Les Estivales de Megéve”. During her studies she was the laureate of TEV, Eczacıbası Foundation, DAAD, Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation, Association des Jeunes Talents and some private sponsors. Currently she is studying with Gautier Capuçon in the “Class d’excellence de Violoncelle” in cooperation with Louis Vuitton Foundation/Paris. Also as a chamber musician, she is studying at CNSMDP in the class of Itamar Golan and at CRR de Paris in the class of Miguel Da Silva with her ensembles as a scholar of Tekfen Foundation. As being selected for the "New Masters on Tour" series by TIHMS, Nil will be playing recitals in four different cities/halls of Holland including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in September 2015. She plays on an Italian cello (1830) kindly on loan to her by a private sponsor.