Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu, 37, Turkey – Harpist, Academic

by Jonathan on June 5, 2009

Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu, 37, was a Harpist from Turkey.

Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu, 37, was a Harpist from Turkey.

The Turkish passenger on board Air France flight 447 has been identified as 37 year-old Harpist Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu. She was on her way back to Turkey from Brazil where she recently held two recitals at the Fourth Rio Harp Festival. Necipoğlu was an academic at the Eskişehir Anadolu University Conservatory and was one of the most respected harpists from Turkey.

Serla Balkarlı Can, an academic at the university, said Necipoğlu was invited to Rio de Janeiro to give a concert there. “We learned that she got on board the Air France plane to return to Turkey to give final exams to her students. It was very important to give a concert in Brazil. The plane crash is a tragedy. However, we are still hopeful that she is alive,” she said.

Erol İpekli, another academic, said Necipoğlu was a respected lecturer in her university. “We are all surprised and sad. She was a very successful artist we all adored. We are concerned about her whereabouts,” İpekli noted.

Necipoğlu was 37 and gave over 60 concerts all around the world.

Her Facebook fan page can be found here.

  • http://Website K.Bircan

    We miss You!
    I am deeply sad, we lost a tremendous human being at this tragic accident who was a best friend, academic, musician and harpist. Who knows that it was your the last recital in Rio. We are never going to forget You, Rest in Peace, Now We have got an Angel….

  • http://Website K.Bircan

    Indiana University alumna, harpist, remembered as ‘dedicated student’



  • http://Website Garrett Byrnes

    Ceren was a dear friend and an extraordinary artist. I talked with her many times before and during her trip to Rio where she performed at the 4th Rio Harp Festival. She performed two scheduled concerts that were so well received that they asked her to perform a third concert. She was a very special person with remarkable talent, and I miss her terribly. Prayers for all that knew and loved her.

  • http://Website Emin Öz

    Death is acceptable to some extend but this is so unordinary so unacceptable, so unfair! I feel terribly sorry for her!

  • Elizabeth Osselmeier

    We must not grieve any longer for the talents lost in this terrible air accident. I am praying this day for the families of the beautiful and talented people whom parished unexpectedly, so young and full of promise. I have followed this accident and news releases very closely, and believe that we have only more and more information that will eventually surface. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • http://Website Rami

    Dear Lord….. I cry to you, from Heaven and Earth…. must these issues just stick to my mind…. I cannot get this issue out of my head…. it does make me feel sad… Yet day by day, I find myself drawn more and more to this tragedy. Its the mystery that the ocean holds, to disappear in into this body of water never to be seen or heard from again… but its not the final time or place where their names will be inscribed…. I promise you, we will remember them…

  • Menekse89 TR

    We are always going to keep her memory alive and going to miss, my prayers always with you and in my heart. Rest in peace.

  • http://www.johnrushflute.com John

    Ceren was a dear friend of mine. We went to school together in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Louisiana State University and at Indiana University in Bloomington. We spent three years playing chamber music together. She was such a joy to be around. Always in a good mood no matter what was going on. Always so prepared and ready for anything. I had the wonderful opportunity to perform the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto K. 299, the Debussy Trio, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, along with many other little pieces for flute and harp with her. Every time I perform these piece I will think of and fondly remember my dear friend Ceren.

  • http://Website Rami

    Hi John, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Yes reading about her she seems like a wonderful person! Hope that her legacy can continue to live on. And of course she has good friends like you to remember her.

  • kumru

    I still can not believe, words are useless when we face such pain and tragedy. Ceren was a friend of mine from the Anadolu University. Although we didn’t spend time together very much, I was very fond of her from the minue we’ve met. She was a brillint harpist and a very positive person. I still want to believe that she is surviving with a memory loss, not remembering who she was but with loving people around, just like in the movies.. I am so sorry..

  • http://www.myspace.com/athycontemporaryharpercomposer Athy Contemporary Harper & Composer

    Yo realmente estoy muy pero muy triste por esta noticia terrible…

    He tocado en el RioHarp Festival al igual que Ceren y realmente esta noticia ha sido un gran golpe para todos nosotros…

    Se que quizas mis palabras no pueden llenar el vacio que nos deja una excelente arpista como Cerem, pero quisiera decirles que mis mayores deseos de paz y amor estan enviado a su Alma…

    Y voy a componer una obra para arpa que recuerde a esta talentosa arpista, la cual seguramente tocare en el proximo RioHarp Festival…

    Mis mayores deseos de Paz, y Amor para la familia y amigos de Cerem y un afectuoso abrazo desde Argentina.

    Luz, Amor. Alas para el Alma de Cerem.

    Athy, Arpista Contemporàneo & Compositor



  • kumru

    Bu yılki ‘Rio Arp Festivali’nde adı saygıyla anıldı, bu inceliği gösterenlere bravo. http://www.rioharpfestival.com

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