Ezgi Yargici is an accomplished baroque and modern cellist as well as a successful teaching artist. She graduated from Bilkent University with a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Cello Performance and from Temple University with a Master’s of Music Degree in both Cello Performance and String Pedagogy. Additionally, she has done professional studies at The Hartt School of Music.
As an active freelance cellist, Ezgi performs in different settings: solo recitals, chamber music concerts, historical ensembles, contemporary ensembles, and orchestras in and around the Philadelphia area. She has appeared with Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Kennett Symphony, Allentown Symphony, New Manhattan Sinfonietta, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Brooklyn Orchestra, Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Vox Ama Deus, Garden State Philharmonic, Wilmington Ballet, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, and Great Hall Chamber Orchestra. In addition to performing at various venues including Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and the United Nations building in New York, she has also performed abroad in Canada, Belgium, China, and Turkey.
As a teaching artist, Ezgi works with individual students of all ages and levels as well as groups in various school programs. Currently, she provides private cello instruction and coaches chamber groups in her studio. She also works at The Shipley School and La Fayette College. Her main teaching approach mixes instructional techniques from the Suzuki and Orff methods with games to help her students learn and grow in an enjoyable environment.
Ezgi also builds on her martial arts experience as a 1st Dan black belt which enables her to not only teach the appropriate technique for the instrument but also teach the body mechanics for comfortable playing.