AyseDeniz Gokcin

Real Name:
Ayşedeniz Gökçin
AyseDeniz completed her Masters in Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Christopher Elton, and received her Bachelors Degree at Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, studying with Douglas Humpherys. In her early teens, she also had the chance to study with Rosalyn Tureck, becoming one of her last students.

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. At thirteen, she had already performed as a soloist with more than a dozen of orchestras. Since then, she has played in major festivals around the world, including Moscow’s Musical Kremlin Festival, California’s Wavelength Festival; Sofia’s Piano Extravaganza Festival; 38th and 41st International Istanbul Music Festival; 31st International Ankara Music Festival; Gouveia Art Rock Festival and Piano City Milan. She has appeared on various TV channels, radio stations and magazines including Classic FM, CNN Turk, NTV, TRT, The Voice of Russia, International Piano Magazine, Andante, Opus, Vogue Turkey and Prog Rock Magazine.

After three of her piano arrangements of Pink Floyd songs in the style of Franz Liszt went viral, AyseDeniz attracted the attention of the progressive rock listeners, and was featured on Pink Floyd’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. Upon the requests of fans, she completed a full album called "Pink Floyd Classical Concept", which has been released on iTunes, and in limited hardcopy edition.

Recently she has won the Argentinian Association of Cable Television Music Award with the show from the “Pink Floyd Classical Concept Album” release gala concert in Argentina, and has traveled to Bulgaria, Ecuador, Portugal, Italy and Turkey to perform these arrangements for classical and progressive rock audiences. She has also played at the gala of TatliDil Forum (a conference aiming at strengthening and institutionalising the civil dialogue between Turkey & the UK) in November 2014 to which Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the former president of Turkey as well as royalties, business leaders, distinguished professors and lawmakers attended.

She is currently working on a Classical Nirvana album, to be released in 2015.