Beril Celik, professionally known as Beryl C, is a captivating Turkish recording artist and songwriter who channels her creative essence through the medium of English. With her distinct musical style deeply entrenched in the realm of alternative pop, she draws inspiration from an eclectic array of artists, including the likes of Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, Halsey, RAYE, and Grimes. However, her influences extend beyond the musical sphere, as she also finds inspiration in the works of literary luminaries such as Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Ocean Vuong.
After completing her education at Robert College in Istanbul, she relocated to London to pursue studies in mechanical engineering at University College London and business finance at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.
Beryl has been playing the piano since the age of six. Over the years, she played many classical piano pieces by Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Liszt, and Beethoven. She holds distinction and merit certificates from the Royal Academy of Music in London. While studying in London, she enrolled in the Singing and Songwriting Programme at Point Blank Music School. Following her university graduation, she felt she needed a more realistic, business-focused career and therefore pursued further education through the Social Impact Strategy Executive Programme at the University of Pennsylvania. She then worked for management consulting firms in Istanbul, Turkey.
After her experience in the private sector, she decided to pivot her career and moved to New York City. There, she curated her MFA programme by participating in creative workshops and attending public lectures at institutions like Brooklyn Poets, New York University, and the New School.
After several years of honing her songwriting and poetry independently, Beryl was introduced to the Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Al Sherrod Lambert, known as A-Rod and Points, by her former manager. She collaborated with him in his Los Angeles studio after sharing a few of her song ideas. She continued to write new songs for her debut album.
In 2023, her manager shared her demos with American record producer and rapper Deezle, based in Atlanta, Georgia. This connection resulted in a significant collaboration on several of her original songs. Beryl is an independent artist and is currently in the planning stages for the release of her debut single and album.
Beryl's songs and poems traverse a spectrum from deeply personal to entirely fictional. Songwriting serves as a form of therapeutic self-expression.
Alongside her music, she is presently focused on crafting a poetry manuscript. Her debut single, titled "Mona Lisa," is on the verge of release.