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AyseDeniz Gokcin

AyseDeniz Gokcin is a classical/rock crossover pianist and a neo-romantic composer currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, London, and Istanbul She started playing the piano at age five and was considered a child prodigy. She has performed in over 25 countries as a soloist around the world ranging from classical to rock festivals and concert halls.


With a Bachelors from Eastman School and a Masters from Royal Academy of Music, she uses her classical education to unite her 500K+ global fans online and in live concerts with a mission to connect people from different backgrounds who share the love of piano. 

AyseDeniz is recognized internationally for her ability to unite the classical genre with classic rock and creating original rock arrangements and compositions, which she now performs for fans worldwide to sold-out shows. ​AyseDeniz has appeared on BBC NewsClassic FMProg Rock Magazine, International Piano Magazine, Andante MagazineMusicOffVogue and continues to attract the attention of fans with her fresh, genre colliding projects. In 2018, she was named as one of the three rising stars on BBC Music Magazine's "Ones to Watch Out For."

Celebrated Pianist AyseDeniz Gokcin Joins Exclusive Kawai Artist Family

Kawai Pianos is thrilled to announce the addition of AyseDeniz Gokcin to the roster of Kawai Artists, a distinguished and elite group of artists who have chosen to perform exclusively on Kawai Pianos. AyseDeniz will join the ranks of notable artists such as Yoshiki ( X-Japan )Muse, and OneRepublic.

AyseDeniz stands out for her unparalleled ability to combine classical and rock music in creative ways for fans of both genres. She has attracted popular and critical acclaim for her piano arrangements of Pink Floyd songs, and her 2015 album Nirvana Project (dedicated to Kurt Cobain) reached the UK Top 10 Classical Charts on iTunes. “Classical music is not a quiet, calm style…. incredibly energetic classical pieces that push an instrument’s capacity all the way are the soul fathers of rock music,” she stated.

In January 2019 her original album “Earth Prelude” entered the Top 10 iTunes classical charts in the UK, USA, Turkey and Italy. AyseDeniz’s album “Beethoven Senses” was released on Valentine’s Day 2019. Featuring five of Beethoven’s iconic sonatas including ‘Moonlight’, ‘Tempest’, ‘Appassionata’ and ‘Pathétique’, the album is now available across digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Line, Amazon.

As of April 2019, AyseDeniz is a Kawai Artist, and the Arts Council England endorses her under the Exceptional Talent Visa.
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AyseDeniz released her album MOTUS January 2020 and it got over 150K streams its first week. The album is a collection of short piano pieces inspired by her outdoor travels and daily observations of the internal and societal struggles we all face. 

2021  - Interview on BBC Radio 3 with Jess Gillam. Click to listen: 
BBC Radio 3

2021 - Lufthansa Group and British Airways Flights feature AyseDeniz's "A Chopin Affair" Album on all flights.

2022 -
A Kawai Artist Piano Academy , Borderless Piano - sLs Japan ( in collaboration with sLs Group )


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