About Poppy

Music and Performing Arts have played a pivotal role in my life since childhood and I have always absolutely loved singing. One of my vocal tutors described my voice as ‘distinctive with a rich Mediterranean tone’. I attribute this to being Turkish by birth.

‘Born to perform’ was the description used by my very first music teacher. As a performer I see myself centre stage and my focus is on repertoire including Bellini, Faure, Rossini, Puccini, and Verdi. My musical education began in earnest after winning a scholarship to Chethams School of Music.

Following this I was selected to study classical voice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Within the course I undertook an international Erasmus study placement at the Conservatorio di musica ‘Guiseppe Verdi’ di Milano which culminated in a solo recital in the renowned ‘Sala Verdi’.

One of the highlights during my time at Trinity was being selected for a masterclass with David Gowland, Artistic Director of the Jette Parker Young Artists’ Programme. We worked intensively on ‘Oh Quante Volte’ and I was inspired by his teaching and encouraged by his advice. Since completing my degree course at Trinity, I have understudied the role of Mimi in Barefoot Opera’s autumn production of ‘La Boheme’, directed by Jenny Miller.

My immediate future engagements include solo performances at individual corporate and seasonal events. My aim for the future is to perform as a soloist at major Opera Houses worldwide.