Özlem Özdil was born in 1979 in Hannover, Germany. Her first teacher was her father, Dursun Özdil. Blending the tradition she received from the past with the realities and values of the present, she passes this deeply rooted tradition on to generations to come. Özdil is aware of the great responsibility and discipline that comes with the duty of being a bridge between times. This responsibility is felt by all artists, the oral representatives of this culture.