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Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, violinist Alev Gökçe Erem studied music at Istanbul University State Conservatory and was accepted to study violin with Venyamin Warshavsky. Gökçe received her Master of Music degree, cum laude, from Istanbul University State Conservatory in June 2011. She graduated from New York University – Steinhardt School in May 2014, studying with Professor Kikuei Ikeda, with a scholarship in the performance program for an Advanced Certificate Diploma. She concertizes with the American Symphony, Bard Music Festival, South Florida Symphony Orchestra as Principal Second Violin, Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, Kamerata NY, Ensemble 212, New York Chamber Players and Metro Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with Tony-award-winner John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys) at Cafe Carlyle, where she played in a series of concerts with musician/producer Tommy Faragher. She has performed in National Television (NBC) shows such as Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and substitutes in Broadway shows, including Hamilton, Moulin Rouge and The Phantom of the Opera. She teaches at various schools in New Jersey and New York City.