Nil Kocamangil, one of the young and promising cellist of Turkey was born in 1989 in Istanbul. She started to learn the cello with Dilbag Tokay in 1998 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory. After receiving her bachelor's diploma with distinction in 2009; she completed her studies by obtaining two different masters diploma, firstly from the class of Prof. Claus Kanngiesser at "Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln" Germany (2012) and then the class of Prof. Marc Coppey and his assistants Xavier Phillips & Pauline Bartissol at "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris" (2014, CNSMDP).
Since she made her debut concert as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 15, she performed the well-known works of the cello repertoire with the orchestras such as; Sinfonietta Köln, Olten Philarmonie Orchestra, Oberbergisches Kreises Symphonie Orchester, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Anatolia Symphony Orchestra, Philarmonia Istanbul, Bursa Region State Symphony Orchestra, Mersin University Academic Orchestra.
Except performing at the world famous concert venues such as; Gewandhaus Leipzig, Théâtre du Chatelet, she has been invited to the outstanding festivals such as; "Istanbul Music Festival", "Euregio MusikFestival", "Gumusluk Classical Music Festival", "Amsterdam Chamber Music Festival", "Sommer-Schlosser Virtuosen", "Festivale de Musique A la Ferme", "Les Estivales de Megéve", "D-Marin Turgutreis International Music Festival" and performed through Europe and America. Also she has collaborated with the artists such as; Isabelle van Keulen, Nina Tichman, Ariadne Daskalakis, Pelin Halkacı Akın, Iris Senturker and Mikhail Zemtsov.
She won many awards at the international and national competitions, such as; 3rd prize and Jury Special Award in "Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition" in Croatia, 1st prize and German Friendship Special Award in "International Austrian and German Music Competition" in Bulgaria, 1st prize and the Jury Special Award in "International Young Musicians Competition" in Italy, 1st prize in "Canetti International Music Festival" in Turkey, 2nd prize in "National Cello Competition" in Turkey, 2nd prize in "International Young Musicians Classical Music Competition" in Turkey, 3rd prize in "Liezen International Cello Competition" in Austria, 3rd prize in "Nusret Kayar Cello Competition" in Turkey. Also she received the Prix du Musée Bonnat and the prize of Saint Jean de Luz - Rotary/Lions Club, in two different years she participated to the "Maurice Ravel International Music Academy" in France.
At the renown academies and masterclasses, such as; Verbier Festival Academy, Kronberg Academy Masterclasses, The Holland Music Sessions, she worked with distinguished cellists such as Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Yo-Yo Ma, Laurence Lesser, Maria Kliegel, Steven Isserlis, Philippe Muller, Peter Bruns, Jens Peter Maintz, Giovanni Sollima, Amit Peled, Daniel Müller Schott, Antonio Meneses, Joel Krosnick, Wolfgang Boettcher, Laszlo Fenyö, Julius Berger, Alexander Boyarsky.
During her studies, Nil Kocamangil was the scholar and laureate of many foundations such as; Turkish Education Foundation (TEV), Dr. Nejat Eczacıbası Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation, Sinfonima Foundation/Mannheim (instrument), Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation and Association des Jeunes Talents. Also she was supported by the private sponsors.
At the moment she is studying with the french cellist Gautier Capuçon in the "Class d'exellence de Violoncelle" in cooperation with Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Also, as a chamber musician, she is studying at CNSMDP in the class of Itamar Golan and at CRR de Paris in the class of Miguel Da Silva with piano trio (Trio Milhaud) and her string quartet (Quatuor Hades), as a scholar of Tekfen Foundation.
Recently she is selected for the "New Masters on Tour" series by The International Holland Music Sessions, therefore she will be playing recitals in four different concerts halls of Holland including Amsterdam Concertgebouw in September 2015.
She plays on an Italian cello (1830) kindly on loan to her by a private sponsor.