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Barış Demirezer embarked on his musical journey with private lessons in piano, classical guitar, music theory, ear training, and sight-singing from 2008 to 2012. His passion for music led him to the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts at Bilkent University, where he pursued a Bachelor of Music in composition and orchestral conducting. Graduating with the highest honours in 2018, he also served as the assistant conductor of Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra during his undergraduate years.

Continuing his academic excellence, Demirezer earned a Master of Arts in music business and management at Istanbul Technical University, graduating with the highest honours in 2023. He is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in historical musicology at the same institution.

In teaching, Demirezer has been a dedicated educator, working as an instructor at Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts from 2018 to 2023. His courses have included ear training, sight-singing, sight-reading, orchestra, choir, tonal harmony, and classical forms. His commitment to education is further reflected in his role as the administrative and music program coordinator at Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Music Preparation High School, and Music Preparation Middle School from 2021 to 2023.

Demirezer’s conducting career has been marked by significant achievements. He has been the principal conductor and general music director of Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2018, and he held the same role at Bilkent Children’s Symphony Orchestra from 2018 to 2023. As the music director of Ensemble Sanat since 2020, his leadership has shaped various musical ensembles.

Barış Demirezer’s diverse experiences in performance, conducting, education, and administration are a testament to his commitment to music and education. His unique background, determination, and open-minded approach continue to create new opportunities in the musical landscape, enriching the lives of those around him.