Asude Karayavuz was born in Istanbul in 1982. She studied the flute and piano before receiving her singing training from Payam Koryak at the Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in Istanbul.
In 2004, she made her debut at the Istanbul State Theatre as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. She won second prize at the Siemens Opera Competition and received a grant to attend master classes given by Elio Battaglia, Edith Mathis, and Kurt Widmer at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg in 2005. In 2006, Karayavuz was a finalist at the Leyla Gencer Voice Competition in Istanbul. At the Istanbul State Opera, she sang "Anna Reich" in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. From 2007 until 2009, Karayavuz was a member of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, where she studied with Leyla Gencer, Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Luigi Alva, Renato Bruson, Vincenzo Scalera, Antonio Albanese, and Marco Gandini. In October 2008, Karayavuz sang "Cherubino" in Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Giovanni Antonini at La Scala Milan. This was followed by performances in Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de Confessores with the orchestra and chorus of La Scala conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, in Salvatore Sciarrino’s Le voci sottovetro and as Clorinda in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, conducted by Giorgio Bernasconi at the Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona. In October 2009, Karayavuz appeared at La Scala as Pipetto in Donizetti’s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, conducted by Marco Guidarini. In July 2010, she made her debut at the Arena di Verona as Mercédès (Carmen) conducted by Julian Kovatchev. In September 2010, Karayavuz also made her debut at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, conducted by Alberto Zedda. During the 2010–11 season, she also sang "Flora" (La traviata) and Pisana in Verdi’s I due Foscari, conducted by Renato Palumbo at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. In June 2011, she sang as La Contessa in the I due Figaro by Saverio Mercadante Salzburg Festival (Pfingsten) and Ravenna Festival production, conducted by Riccardo Muti. In July 2011, she also sang as Publia in Aureliano in Palmira by G. Rossini, during the Valle D′Itria Festival in Martina Franca. Karayavuz currently continues performing in Turkey and Europe.
Reference: arena.it, operaturkiye.com, salvadei.com