My name is Sefa Emre İlikli. I was born on December 17th, 1989. I started playing the violin in 2005.

I was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey. I went to elementary and high school in Ankara. I studied Translation and Interpretation (English-Turkish-French) in Bilkent University and graduated in 2012.

I have a sister; her name is Merve and she’s one year older than me. You can see her in my FAQ video.

I currently work as a freelance translator and I mostly translate novels. I translated the Legend series by Marie Lu, the last four books of the Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima, Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott, The Secret Fire by C.J Daugherty, Jackaby by William Ritter, The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon, graphical novels of the Legend Series by Marie Lu and I am currently working on the Atlantis Plague by A. G. Riddle. I enjoy working with books.

I started playing the violin in high school as a hobby and it’s been one of my favorite things to do since then. After graduating, I decided to play the songs and pieces I like with my violin and make videos. The response was great, and I am grateful to everyone for supporting my passion.

I took up the piano a few years ago and I love it so far.

I love traveling, painting, watching anime and reading manga, swimming, trying different kinds of food, playing video games, watching movies and cooking for my friends.

I play the covers by ear, and don’t have/use music sheet yet. Visit my Patreon page for more details and how you can help me with music sheet.

I play a handmade German violin made in 2005 by G. H. Hendel. I used Pirastro Chromcor strings in the past and in 2017-2018 I used Dominant String set with Pirastro Gold E. I have a carbon-fiber bow and I want to get a good pernambuco bow when I can afford it. I also own a Harley Benton Ferrari Red Electric Violin but I only used it in the past for videos, never recorded with it.

If you have any questions, check out my Q&A videos first, I answered many questions that are often asked. If you still have questions or if you’d like to contact me for professional inquiries, recordings, collabs etc. e-mail me at sefaemreilikli @

If you’d like me to make more music and if you’re interested in extra stuff like Music Sheet and high quality audio downloads, please check out my Patreon page!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂