Kardelen Buruk began playing the violin at the age of 8, switching to viola at 12. She completed her Bachelor of Music at The Royal Conservatoire of the Netherlands in 2018 under Asdis Valdimorsdottir with a Minor in Education. In June of 2020 she completed her Master of Music with Mikhail Zemtsov and received 9,5/10 with a distinction for her professional attitude and perseverance.
She worked with illustrious artists such as Valery Gergiev, Jac van Steen, Nobuko Imai, Gilles Apap, Gilad Karni, Mikhail Kugel, Garth Knox and many more.
At the International Viola Congress 2018, she premiered her original musical theater production “Moonwalk” in Hofplein Theater, Rotterdam. With her viola duo Black Büyü she won the first prize at De Grote Kamermuziek Prijs 2019.
She was selected for the Global Leaders Program as one of the Cohort members in 2019, when she traveled extensively throughout Chile and Jamaica, working to increase access and the impact of music in disadvantaged communities. Kardelen Buruk founded an iniciative to present concerts for undeserved communities called Music Bridge and has been presenting concerts for the Turkish Community in Den Haag since May 2019.
Kardelen Buruk is currently freelancing with ensembles and orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad. She plays on a modern instrument made by Andrew Finnigan and Pia Klaembt and bow by Andreas Grütter on loan to her from NMF (National Musical Instruments Fund Foundation of the Netherlands).