Ayse Onder

She was born in Izmir Turkey, to a musician family. She took her first music lessons from her father, Selim Önder.

She studied composition at the Hacettepe University State Conservatory in Ankara. After her graduation, in August 2000, she went to USA do her DMA in composition (Doctor of Musical Arts) at the University of Hartford in The Hartt School of Music, CT, and graduated in August 2006. Between September 2004 and January 2006, she studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Amsterdam with Theo Loevendie, and Fabio Nieder, and recently with Marco Stroppa in Stuttgart, Germany. She attended several summer courses, received scholarships, and won awards.

Her pieces have been performed in several festivals both in Turkey and abroad. She has been working in the movie industry since 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey.