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Oyku (aka Oyku Dogan) is a young singer, songwriter, jazz pianist and composer born in Izmir. Writing songs, playing instruments and singing in different styles, have been a part of her education and her daily life since childhood. She took part in many kinds of music performances and activities. After graduating from an American high school , she moved to another Mediterranean country, Italy, and found it perfect for her intercultural aims in music. She was graduated from the Essex University and got the BA Hons degree in Music Performance. (Bologna Music Academy campus). Nowadays she majors in jazz piano and Classical Composition at the Giuseppe Nicolini Consevatory in Piacenza/Italy. In 2013, she made her first self-product album "Through the Dark We See the Light" as her thesis project, she’s written all the lyrics, composed the songs, played the instruments. It was completely her own production, and has had some very positive feedback. Recently she started her professional career under the name of “Oyku” and released her debut single “Fade Away” on May 5th 2015.