BIO

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 @ gmail.com.

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! https://www.patreon.com/sefaemreilikli

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂