I’m very happy and honoured to serve as a board member of the CNMN. As an active performer and huge advocate of contemporary music and specifically Canadian contemporary music, I’m aware of the importance of networking, communicating with wider communities. I’m hoping to be able to share my excitement and joy of working with composers, performers in creating new works. I’m hoping to utilize my experience in the field to assist in promoting new Canadian music.
Müge Büyükçelen is a passionate violinist known for her multi-genre versatility. Highlights of her recent performances include the premier of Jared Miller’s violin concerto dedicated to Müge, the Beethoven violin concerto, a concert tour through Australia and New Zealand, performances of new works by Jennifer Butler, Paul Frehner, as well as various concerts with the Emily Carr String Quartet.
She is a current member of the Victoria Symphony, Emily Carr String Quartet and the Aventa Ensemble as well as an active violin teacher at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Müge has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras around the world. In 2009, she premiered “Archimedes’ Codex’ a Canadian work dedicated to her by composer Michael Oesterle. She holds a Masters degree in music performance from Bilkent University, in Ankara Turkey, an associate teaching diploma from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and was a teaching assistant student at the Toulouse National Conservatory.