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Fly Kugin

Live Violin Performance in Second Life

BIOGRAPHY

RL / Real Life:
    
Fly is a musician who has been playing the violin professionally in RL since 2007. She started to play violin in 1998. Her student life has passed with many concerts and stage experiences. In middle school ages, she acted as a child actor in state theaters. After she started her professional music education, she still dreamed of becoming a theater actor. For this reason, she also received theater education in a private course. She took part in several plays staged by the course and also wrote a small tirade. She took part in concerts in different cities in Turkey and also composed and played music for theater plays.
    
Although being on stage was her greatest passion. After graduating from the department of music education, she started to teach at private courses and play as a violinist in many venues. For a short time she took private lessons with the money she earned teaching and playing from the teachers of the conservatory and some local virtuosos. At the age of 30, as a result of some interviews she attended in Istanbul, she was invited to two universities because of her talent. But because of her age and financial means, she had to leave her dreams.
    
She took place in jazz and rock bands performing . She had the chance to travel to USA with the support of her relatives to visit them. She attended many open mic. stages in Seattle, experienced and performed American Rock, Jazz and Blues music on stage with local musicians at jams in Redmond, Kirkland, Downtown Seattle and Portland.

 

Now, she teaches music theory and violin at a private school in Istanbul. After the pandamic began, she stopped playing with her local band and spent more time for her Second Life performances. 

 

EXPERIENCE:         

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* Graduated Fine Arts High School, Violin             

* Bachelor Degree, D. University, Violin           

* Music Theory and Violin teacher,           

* Master-Classes with Connoisseur Violinists           

* 13 years performing and teaching experience.
    

 

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SL / Second Life: 
    
Fly, as a live violin performer, is streaming into Second Life since September 2019. She has been playing solo at several venues and playing dual with some talented SL musicians.

 

"I forget all concerns about life and everything while playing violin. Especially in Second Life. Sometimes being on stage in SL is like being on stage in RL. There are a few differences, maybe that's why I prefer to be there. I can say that I found the meaning of SL on my own behalf after started live concerts. Even if I can not see their real faces, it feels good and makes me honored when I see audience's happy mood. Because playing violin and music are my life sources."

 

Fly plays at several venues and events as a live violin performer but also she likes to build harmonies together with some other SL musicians on dual stream.

 

"The thing we call as talent is a part of our brain. All of us have it and it is shaped in different ways in each of us. If you focus on something for a long time and train your talent for what you care, then you would be talented to do it. Best talent comes with much practice and only the ones who drive themselves crazy with which they are focused can have it correctly. It takes a long journey to be a quality musician in life time. The point is asking this question: Which do I know about music to be good enough?

 

I have a perspective in music. It is the best thing that I do in my life for over 20 years. For good music, I prefer to make music with those who know what the musicality or the things that require musicality are, or those who even can not name it but show it in their music. It's all about having fun. If we have fun together at the same time, then audience enjoy too. |At the same time.| is very important point for me on dual stream.

 

As I usually say, everybody can make music and also I am honored to play with all amateur performers who have the inspiration of music inside. - Art is for humans. - 

So music is for all of us. Let's use it in a good way."

Also "The White Mask" project was started in January 2020 as a vehicle for FLY to make a contribution to her fellow man.  FLY feels a great burden for children, animals, those less fortunate and in need.  She decided to use her talent as an experienced violinist to provide a realistic concert type atmosphere to listeners in Second Life under "The White Mask" name and is dedicated to raising funds for various charities for RL.

 

Click HERE to learn more about The White Mask
    
Here, you can find which kind of music she is interested in to play;
    
* Jazz, Rock,
* Classical,
* Musicals & Soundtracks,
* Cultural & World Musics,
* Improvisation.
   

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