Derin Kivaner is a singer and songwriter from Istanbul, Turkey. Her music is direct, lush and melodic, with emotional lyrics and tuneful harmonies. Her songs remind of artists as diverse as Norah Jones, Joss Stone or Amy Winehouse, with a unique way to blend in elements of folk and pop.

Derin’s songs have intimate lyrics and beautiful melodies, often going for a very simple, yet personal approach. Her songs are often based on minimal elements, such as the suave notes of the acoustic guitars and the bare, emotional character of Derin’s vocals. Even with the most bare arrangements, Derin set out to reach out deep within the heart of her listeners with her striking lyrics and genuine songs.


Professional Musician

I perform gigs and work as a session musician.

Music Teacher

I teach ukulele, music theory and vocal technique


I write and direct short films, music videos and ads.

Graphic Designer

I design Wordpress websites, business cards, cvs, and logos.



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