Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira


Esin is a musician with diverse experience in variety of different musical styles and genres. She plays many instruments that resemble the violin, and the violin itself too. Her currently active projects are early muisc, jazz and world music ensembles. She also is a composer to some projects, sound engineer to various formations, video producer to others, and designer to most of her collaborations.
She studied classical violin with many talent grants in Turkey and in Spain although it was always a struggle to keep the interest going, so she participated in celtic music groups, rock and metal bands and stuff on the side secretly througouht her studies (it was pretty illegal to claim non-classical interests in the classical scene back in the day as some might remember). She then studied jazz violin in The Netherlands under the AHK Talent Grant. As a result of both training paths, she gained a confidence and independence that reflected on her non-jazz and non-classical related projects as well.
As a member of various orchestras (Metropole Orkest, IUDKSO, Vigo 430…) and ensembles she gave concerts in UK, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Russia, France, Spain, Turkey, Germany and The Netherlands.
Esin is the co-founder of The Wandering Bard , besides being the player in the band she also handles the production stage of each content the ensemble produces. She also is a player/producer to each and every project that is being presented under the CordaSonora page.  Which began as an erray of her portfolios (because saying “I do jazz, I also do classical, I also do world music,” was not convincing folk as much as showing it) that later on turned into a production branding.
Among many others, previous ensembles she participated either as a band member or as a guest artist include Istanbul Swing (jazz manouche band), Dot Quartet (jazz&folk string quartet), Quintessences (collaboration string quartet), Ikarai (modern jazz ensemble), Cuerdical Dragon (classic rock&blues band) and Noesis Ensemble in which she did the musical arrangements for the sextet. Their sound was described as “hauntingly sincere” and “youthful and energetic” by music critics from Turkey.
She also teaches violin and viola, both in regular lessons and via Skype, and she made CordaSonora E-School of Violin to gather her students’ works and her teaching material. She was a volunteer teacher of the Olive Seeds Foundation while in Turkey, and besides teaching she gave musical therapy concerts and organized summer workshop events.
She likes books, cats and she loves to make experiments while cooking. Some of her many favorite writers are Michael Ende, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Paul Auster, Astrid Lindgren and Erich Kästner. She has two published novels, named Sonun Sonrasi (2009) and Kitap Kahramani (2003).

Videos From Past and Present Projects

You can find recording date and more information about each video by opening them on YouTube
Some pieces have Esin’s violin solos, you can find the timing below the videos

One of the best moments in life.
(Violin solo after 03:10)

Raggle Taggle Gypsies

The very first recording of The Wandering Bard
Shadow puppets designed by Esin!

The 5 Minutes In Between

Beautiful piece by YenTing Lo
(Violin solo after minute 02:10)

Da Tempeste

From Giulio Cesare, by G. F. Handel, recorded live at Kat Carson’s recital ‘Of Love and Loss’.

Saucy Sailor

Second music video of The Wandering Bard, video directed by Esin as well!

Lonnie’s Lament

Live with Jong Metropole Orkest 2016
(Violin solo after 04:30)

E. Chausson – Poeme

Solidarity to Taksim Gezi Park Resisters

Cats, Flower & Vanilla Ice-Cream

Promo video for the project of classical music for toddlers and parents.

Venus As A Boy

Arranged by Kevin Halporn
Live at Blue Note Amsterdam

This Town

Song by Angelo Boltini
Live recording


Our first band’s first video with Ece Sermet! 🙂 Time passes by quickly!

Dragon Dance

Live recording in CvA
(Violin solo after 02:20)

E-School of Violin

Esin loves to teach. She teaches violin, improvisation, composing through violin, jazz and pop violin and music theory and history, depending on what her student wants/needs. CordaSonora E-School of Violin has some of the many materials she uses during her lessons. It is also the home to exciting learning tools and song transcriptions suitable for all levels of players.

Past Education

Esin studied classical violin with various talent grants and complementary scholarships in Spain (CSMV) with Mario Peris Salom and in Turkey (IUSC) with Bahar Biricik and Gulden Teztel among many others. She studied jazz violin in The Netherlands (CvA) with Jeffrey Bruinsma, Julia Philippens and Tim Kliphuis, under the AHK Talent Grant. The latest award she received is the Keep An Eye Outstanding Talent Award which she won through her participation and performance skills as concertmaster during the Jong Metropole 2017 project. Contact via to get the full bio.

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