Neva Özgen, was born in 1977. After graduating from ITU Turkish Music State Conservatory she completed her master and doctorate programme in the same university.
She is performing as a soloist with Anatolia Ensemble, Montreal Tribal Trio, Atlas Ensemble, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, En Chordais, /Elect.Voices, Shujaat Hussain Khan, Deepak Ram, Peter Murphy, Mich Geber, Kudsi Erguner, Frangiz Ali-Zade, Javanshir Guliev, Theo Loevendi, and Kamran Ince among others. Since 2009 she gives lectures about Turkish Maqam Music in Conservatory of Amsterdam in the week of Atlas Academy and introduced and performed kemençe to the foreign composers for helping them to write new music for the instrument. In 2010 Ozgen also gaved lectures about Turkish Maqam Music and kemençe in UCSC.
Legacy, which is released in September 2001 by Golden Horn Records, is Neva Özgen’s debut album. She is an associate professor in Istanbul Technical University Conservatory.