Çigdem Borucu is a Turkish pianist, composer, sound designer and a lecturer. She studied piano at Istanbul University State Conservatory and chamber music at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz. In 1991, she moved to New York to continue her studies.
At the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College (CUNY) she studied piano with Michael Rogers, composition with Noah Creshevsky and electro-acoustic music with George Skip Brunner. Studying music composition was a new beginning in music making and with great supports from her teachers, she learned how to compose, improvise and work with music technology. She received Miriam Gideon and John Cage awards in composition from Brooklyn College where she got her BA and MM degrees. Her compositions were played at various festivals and radio stations in US and South America.
Çigdem Borucu moved to Istanbul in 2001 and taught at Istanbul Bilgi University, İzmir Economy University and Istanbul Sehir University. She has been collaborating with visual artists, theater and film directors since. These collaborative works have been performed at many festivals and exhibitions throughout Europe.