AyseDeniz Gokcin ~ Kawai Piano Artist
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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 was considered a child prodigy in her native Turkey and made her concerto debut when she was nine, with the Gordion Chamber Orchestra playing J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5. In 2011, She completed her Masters in Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under the tutelage of Christopher Elton. She received the Maud Hornsby Award, graduated with Merit and completed the LRAM Teaching Certificate. In 2009, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Eastman School of Music (Rochester NY), where she received the Howard Hanson and Clements Scholarships as well as the John Celentano Excellence in Chamber Music Award.
AyseDeniz has given concerts around the world, including the Cathedral of Christ The Savior Moscow (Russia); L’Eglise Verbier (Switzerland); Duke’s Hall, Steinway Hall, Kings Place London (UK); Bellapais Antique Monastery (Northern Cyprus); Central Park of Culture Open Air Hall, Lysenko Hall (Kiev, Ukraine); in USA’s PepsiCo Hall (TX), Kilbourn Hall (NY), Harris Hall (CO), Pacific Amphitheater (CA); Teatro Cine (BA, Argentina); Teatro Cine Gouveia, Teatro das Figuras Faro, Centro Cultural de Ãlhavo , Centro Cultural da Gafanha da Nazare (Portugal); Galleria d’Arte Moderna, San Fedele Milan, Teatro Dario Fo Venice, and St. Giorgio Cathedral Palermo (Italy); and in almost all of Turkey’s most important art centres, including Sureyya Opera House, Albert Long Hall, AkSanat, Borusan Music House, The Seed, CRR (Istanbul), State Opera House (Eskisehir) and MEB Sura (Ankara). Upon hearing AyseDeniz’s interpretation of Chopin Sonata No. 3, Nikolai Petrov personally invited her to perform in the Kremlin Palace (Moscow, Russia), a concert that was very well-received and marked a milestone in her career.
Another milestone was after three of her piano arrangements of Pink Floyd songs in the style of Franz Liszt went viral, AyseDeniz attracted the attention of progressive rock listeners, and was featured on Pink Floyd’s Official Facebook Page. At the requests of fans, she completed the “Pink Floyd Classical Concept” Album, which she performed in Argentina, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Germany and the USA
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.
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