Born in Ankara, Turkey, Sila Gundiler started her music studies at ‘Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Music Preparatory School’, won the 2nd prize in ‘Edirne International Rotary Club, International Competition for young Musicians’ in 2000. She has received her Bachelor’s degree from ‘Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory’ in Istanbul. While pursuing her degree, she studied at ‘The Royal Conservatoire of the Hague’ in the Netherlands for a year. Won the Turkish Educational Foundation scholarship for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in 2009. Represented Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory in ‘Opus Erasmus, Créations pour les jeunes Musiciens in Boulogne-Billancourt, France in Spring 2011. Performed Schostakovich Violin Concerto no.1 op.77 with the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Orchestra. Received her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Sally O’Reilly. She received honorary mentions from Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition and Schubert Club Scholarship Competition. Currently pursues her DMA degree with Dr. John. H. Gilbert at Texas Tech University.