"I bet she will be one of the best conductors of this century, you can feel the 'Genius' in her."
Absolute first prize-winner for conducting at the national competition “Claudio Abbado” in 2015 and second prize-winner with the special prize from the orchestra for conducting in the international competition “Jeunesses Musicales” in Bucharest with the “Orchestra Filarmonica George Enescu” in 2017.
Nil is currently guest conductor of various orchestras, among which we can nominate: "Bilkent Symphony Orchestra" and "Olten Philharmonic Orchestra" in Turkey, “Orchestra Sinfonica Rossini" and “Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Regio di Torino” in Italy, “Orchestra do Sul” in Portugal and the “Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra" in Slovenia.
In the past years she worked frequently also with: "Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra" and "Perugia Chamber Orchestra".
She worked with several soloists as: Fazıl Say, Andrea Oliva, Francesco di Rosa, Andrea Conti, Tsend Yu Chien (winner of Tchaikovsky competition 2015), Erica Piccotti, Vadim Brodsky.
Nil conducted in various festivals as: Reate Festival (2015), Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2016), Parnü Music Festival (2017 and 2018) and twice she did live stream radio concerts of the national Italian radio “RaiRadio3”.
Nil is both founder of Sol’Orchestra (2014), a youth orchestra made up of people from the conservatory of Perugia and surroundings, with whom she performed several times and “Insieme Music Festival” (2017), a chamber music festival focused on how to keep alive the interest of the public in classical music.
Nil is very active also with modern composers: she conducted a piece by Nicola Campogrande called "Concert for Public and Orchestra" in 2016, a piece by Leo Collin called “Boarding Pass” in 2017 and she currently works with Ilkay Bora Öder and Enrico Bindocci, young contemporary music composers.
She has been nominated by several newspapers as the youngest woman conductor of the whole Italian nation and in 2017 she was cover of “Andante” Turkish classical magazine.
Nil also attended several master classes of conducting with the Masters: Neeme Jarvi and Johannes Schlaefli at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Paavo Jarvi and Leonid Grin at the Parnü Music Festival, Jorma Panula in Bulgaria, Peter Gulke at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Donato Renzetti, Marco Zuccarini, Simone Genuini, Ulrich Windfuhr in Hamburg, Gianluigi Gelmetti in Accademia Chigiana, Siena, Bernard Haitink and Jonathan Stockhammer in Zürich, Christian Ehwald in Hradec.
Studies: currently, she is finishing her master degree in conducting at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zürich with M° Johannes Schlaefli.
She already has a Master degree in Cello (Conservatory of Perugia, Italy with M° Francesco Pepicelli) and she earned a bachelor degree in L'Aquila Conservatory with M° Marcello Bufalini.
As a cellist, she attended various master classes both in Italy and abroad, with M° Mario Brunello, Enrico Dindo, Umberto Clerici, and other distinguished cellists. At age 10 she joined the “JuniOrchestra” of "Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome under the guidance of M° Genuini. Se worked as the cello section leader with musicians such as M° Pappano, M° Brunello, M° Biondi, M° Piovani.
Here you can find the complete quote from M° Fazıl Say to Nil (2017):
“Nil, is 21 years old, orchestral conductor, absolute first prize winner of "Claudio Abbado" competition. I bet she will be one of the best conductors of this century. One can feel the "genius" in her. I will help this talented musician during her musical carreer. In order to be an orchestral conductor, one has to have a great sensibility, the capacity to keep the attention of the public with a positive influence, natural talent, the knowledge to analyse, understand and execute the score with a very deep study, practice and perfect technique...”