Born and raised in Istanbul, İlknur Akman Erk has been working as an international tour guide/tour leader for over 30 years. Besides producing and hosting a weekly radio program on Renaissance and Baroque music, she also gives seminars about composers, especially-Johann Sebastian Bach! She is a published author with one poetry book and two travel books released thus far. Having recently returned to İstanbul University as a student of American Culture and Literature, İlknur Akman Erk is a proud singer of Rezonans Choir. She is happily married and lives in İstanbul.