Dilbağ Tokay (Istanbul, Turkey)
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul State Conservatory
Dilbağ Tokay started studying the cello at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University İstanbul State Conservatory with Reşit Erzin, and received her DMA from the same Conservatory.
She has worked with prominent cellists such as M. Khomitzer, N. Ullner, F. Berthold, A. Rudin and has given numerous recitals, chamber and orchestral concerts in Serbia, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Syria, India and Brazil.
Additionally, she has given masterclasses and was a jury member in Turkey, Bulgaria and Italy.
With Emine Serdaroğlu, as CelloPianoDuo, she has received superb international feedback after performances at prestigious concert halls and festivals. Their “Turkish Music for Cello and Piano” CD is released by NAXOS and was awarded 2016 “Recording of the Year Award” at the prestigious Donizetti Classical Music Awards.
For her instrumental teaching rôle at MSFAU Istanbul State Conservatory Tokay has been awarded numerous prizes in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia for excellence from international competition bodies.