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 David Korevaar, 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 and Spotify.
AyseDeniz was considered a child prodigy in her native Turkey and made her concerto debut aged nine, playing J. S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5 with the Gordion Chamber Orchestra. 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. 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.
She has appeared on BBC News, Classic FM, Prog Rock Magazine, International Piano Magazine, Andante Magazine, MusicOff, and Vogue. Over 64K Facebook followers, 17K Youtube subscribers and 48K Instagram followers continue to be attracted to her fresh, genre- bending projects, and many of her YouTube videos have received over 4.5 million views. “AyseDeniz’s music and talent is making a dramatic and culture-changing impact in the classical and rock music worlds,” noted Chad Schumacher, Vice President of Marketing at Kawai Pianos. “She is giving new audiences a way to appreciate and identify classical music through innovatively hybridizing pop, rock and classical forms. Kawai is beyond excited to have such a superlative artist join our Kawai Artist roster!”
About Kawai Pianos: Kawai is one of the most innovative manufacturers of acoustic and digital pianos in the world. Over the past ninety years, Kawai has earned a reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship in the crafting of world-class musical instruments. Today, Kawai acoustic and digital pianos are a top choice of pianists, teachers, churches, students, and professional musicians all over the globe. The blending of traditional piano craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology and materials has led to Kawai pianos being awarded more than 48 international awards for excellence.
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