"Once again AYSEDENIZ fuses classic rock with classical via a dramatic and gripping performance" - Rafe Offer, Sofar Sounds
"I look forward to hearing and seeing this innovative mish mash of styles, cutting through contemporary culture" - Paul Heard, M People
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.
Her last album Nirvana Project, which merges classical-grunge and electronic beats of the music producer/DJ Ivan Shopov, dedicated to Kurt Cobain was released in November 2015 and reached the UK Top 10 Classical Charts on iTunes.
The modern dance project Close Up with Editta Braun Company, which AyseDeniz wrote and arranged the music of Thierry Zaboitzeff premiered in Vienna and Salzburg in October 2015 and was very well received by the Austrian Press. The next performances will be in Edinburgh’s Manipulate Festival, and at Posthof Linz in 2016.
Eastman School of Music’te lisansini, Royal Academy of Music’te ise yuksek lisansini yeni tamamlamis olan AyseDeniz, ilk koncerto icrasini 9 yasinda Gordion Oda Orkestrasi esliginde J.S Bach’in 5. Klavye Koncertosu ile yapti. O zamandan beri dunya uzerinde bircok konser verdi.
Moskova Kremlin Sarayi ve Christ The Saviour Katedrali; Verbier L’Eglise; Londra Duke’s Hall, Steinway Hall ve Kings Place; Kiev Acik Hava Tiyatrosu ve Lysenko Hall; Fort Worth PepsiCo Hall; Rochester Kilbourn Hall; Aspen Harris Hall; Santa Barbara Lehmann Hall ve Kuzey Kibris Bellapais Antik Manastir’inda caldi. Classic FM, BBC News, CNN Turk, NTV, TRT, Voice of Russia, TV, International Piano Magazine, Andante, Opus, Prog Rock Magazini ve Vogue’da yer aldi.
Pink Floyd resmi sitesinde, AyseDeniz’in aranjmanlarından “Günümüze kadar Pink Floyd şarkılarının binlerce yeni düzenlemeleri yapıldı. Ancak, grubun 3 parçasına getirilen yeni yaklaşım, klasik muzik dünyasınin hayal gücünü uyandırdı. Londra Kraliyet Akademisi’nde yüksek lisansını bitiren genç Türk piyanist Ayşedeniz Gökçin, Floyd'un müziğini " Liszt" tarzinda yeniden yorumladı.” diye bahsedildi. Bunun ardindan binlerce prog-rock hayraninin ilgisini cekti ve Pink Floyd Classical Concept albumu ordaya cikti. Eserleri California “Wavelength”; Sofya “Piano Extravaganza”, Arjantin Chacabuco “El Cine Espanol”; Portekiz Gouveia Art Rock; Italya “Piano City Milan”, Ekvator; Istanbul ve Ankara Muzik Festivallerinde icra etti.
Avusturya’da Editta Braun Dance Company icin besteledigi “Close Up” turnesi 2 Ekim 2015'de Viyana ve Salzburg’da baslamis olup, 1 Subat 2016’da Manipulate Festival Edinburgh, 18 Mart’ta ise Posthof Linz’te devam edecektir.
Kurt Cobain’e ithaf ettigi “Nirvana Project” Albumu ise Kasim 2015’de piyasaya cikmis, Birlesik Krallik’taki iTunes En Iyi Klasik Albumler’de ilk 10’a girmistir.