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Funda Cizmecioglu

Funda Cizmecioglu


Funda Cizmecioglu



Funda Cizmecioglu performs across a broad musical spectrum and maintains extensive collaborations in the classical and interdisciplinary experimental music scenes in New York City. Funda frequently performs in both pop-up style non-traditional concert venues and renowned traditional concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Feldstein Immersion Room at the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media. Recent projects involving concerto debut with Albany Symphony Orchestra 2022. USA premier of Hafliði Hallgrímsson‘s 7 Epigrams for violin and cello and World premier of Magnus Martensson’s Mar Del for violin and piano.

Funda will be producing and launching a first concert of “FUNDAmentals “ concert series on April 27th 2023, premiering works by living composers while collaborating with artists of all genres. A Group of diverse musicians , visual artists will participate to perform from Venezuela , Japan , England , Sweden and Turkey.
She currently holds the position of Principal Second Violin of the Albany Symphony Orchestra , Assistant Concertmaster position of Mid America Productions’ Carnegie Hall series And performs frequently with Composers Concordance Ensemble, New York Composers Circle and Broadway shows. Crossing over into the rock, pop and dance world, she has toured with Pink Martini, Peter Gabriel, Gloria Gaynor, Kishi Bashi, Frank Sinatra Jr., Johnny Mathis, and Kanye West, Suzanne Vega , Max Pollak. Funda holds a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies Diploma in Violin Performance from Mannes College of The New School University in New York City. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul, Turkey and a Performance Diploma from the International Academy at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. Funda is an avid swimmer, managing to fit miles of swimming into her everyday routine in New York City.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Master’s Degree


  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician

Primary Instruments

  • Violin

Additional Instruments

  • Viola



Person of Color?

  • Yes