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.
She performs solo shows around the world including classical repertoire as well as her own rock arrangements. Some of the festivals she took part in include Moscow’s Musical Kremlin Festival, California’s Wavelength Festival; Sofia’s Piano Extravaganza Festival; 38th and 41st International Istanbul Music Festivals; 31st International Ankara Music Festival; Gouveia Art Rock Festival and Piano City Milan. She appeared on BBC News, Classic FM, Prog Rock Magazine, International Piano Magazine, Andante, and Vogue Turkey.
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 the “Pink Floyd Classical Concept”Album, which is available on iTunes as well as in limited edition, signed hardcopy format from her website.
AyseDeniz recently 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 traveled to Bulgaria, Ecuador, Portugal, Italy and Turkey to perform these arrangements for classical and progressive rock audiences.
Her album Nirvana Project, merging classical-grunge and electronic beats of 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 original music for and arranged & performed Thierry Zaboitzeff’s music premiered in Vienna, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Linz. It was very well received by the Austrian and the Scottish Press.
In May 2016 she won ‘The Pianist of the Year’ Donizetti Classical Music Award, hosted by Andante Classical Music Magazine in Turkey, and in September 2016 she performed at Tanjazz Festival. AyseDeniz is currently working on her new album “Piano Playlist” and a tribute album to “Coldplay”.