Rengim Gökmen

Rengim Gökmen



  • Personal Development and Team Management
  • Synergy and Harmony
  • Hierarchical Communication

What he offers

Rengim Gökmen is giving highly effective presentations to organizations on the subject of leadership. He employs the model of orchestra and music as analogy during his presentations.

How he presents

With flair and charisma, Rengim Gökmen involves you in an inimitable way. He is guaranteed to be a memorable ingredient of your event that will be much talked about.

Rengim Gökmen was born in İstanbul in 1955. His father was an actor in the State Theatres and his mother was an opera artist of the Ankara State Opera House. He had his first music lessons from his family and was admitted to the piano section of the Ankara State Conservatory in 1964. Subsequently he was admitted to the composition section of the same conservatory and there he studied with İlhan Baran and A. Adnan Saygun. He graduated from these sections with honors in 1974.

In 1975 Rengim Gökmen was awarded with a scholarship by the Turkish Goverment to continue his studies on orchestra conducting in Rome. He became the student of orchestra conducting class in Santa Cecilia Conservatory. In the meantime he made advanced studies on violin which he had started in Turkey. Subsequently he was admitted to the course for advanced studies in orchestra conducting in Santa Cecilia National Academy under the direction of Franco Ferrara. He received his diploma from Santa Cecilia Conservatory in 1978 and in the same year he qualified for ‘’Diploma di Merito’’ by Accademia Chigiana in Siena. In 1979, Rengim Gökmen completed his advanced studies at Academy of Santa Cecilia. His achievements qualified him to conduct a concert with “Orchestra Nazionale dell’ Accademia di Santa Cecilia” at “Via Della Concilizione”. He also attended summer courses on orchestra conducting in Austria, England and Netherlands. In July 1980, he won “Gino Marinuzzi” contest for young international conductors. After returning home, the concert that he conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony created a huge reflection on the audience and the critics. Then he conducted many orchestras both in Turkey and in Europe, in United States, in South America. During 1984-1989 season, he served as the General Music Director of Ankara State Opera an Ballet. Between 1991-2006 he was music director and principal conductor of İzmir State Symphony Orchestra. Meanwhile he conducted many concerts and recordings in Turkey and in abroad with İzmir State Symphony Orchestra. He held the position as the General Director of State Opera and Ballet in Turkey between 1992-1995 and 2007-2014.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Ankara and İstanbul International Art Festivals. He is currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of CSO (Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra).


  • In 2000, Gold Medal of “Foyer des Artites” in Rome, Italy
  • In 1999, Turkish Presidential Culture and Art Prize
  • He is awarded by TÜTAV in Turkey due to his exemplar contributions to the presentation of Turkey abroad
  • In 1989 he has been awarded “Cavalleria in ordine di Merito” by the Italian Goverment


“We learned teamwork, working together as a group toward same goals, creating harmony, and concentration & leadership as well as respect and openness towards your teammates. With his friendly and colourful personality, natural exposition and impressive examples from his own life, Rengim Gökmen gave us a feast, both musical and oral, with the help of videos of renowned orchestra conductors.”

Presentation Languages: Turkish, Italian, English

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