Turkish pianist Gulsin Onay will perform tonight as part of the music program of the Ohrid Summer Festival. The concert will be held in the church “St. Sophia” starting at 21:00.
Gulsin Onay has been playing the piano since he was three years old, and he had his first recital on Turkish Radio at the age of six. She studied with Ahmed Adnan Saigun and Mihat Fenmen with a special state scholarship, and then in Paris her pedagogues were Pierre Sankan, Monique Haas and Nadia Boulanger. He graduated from the Paris Conservatory at the age of 16 with a grade in the Premier Prix du Piano, and has won awards at numerous international competitions.
Her rich career spans all continents in over 80 countries from Venezuela to Japan. He has performed in the world’s most famous concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Concerthouse in Vienna, the Gavo Hall in Paris, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Wigmore Hall in London. Orchestral performances include: Dresden Statscapelle, Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tofesharmonique Philharmonic Orchestra, Sankt Philharmonic Orchestra
Gulsin Onay is a State Artist in her native Turkey where she was the official soloist of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara for many years. Her more than 20 recorded releases speak to the breadth of her repertoire, as well as her interpretive power, which ranges from solo piano works and concerts by Haydn and Mozart to works by contemporary composers. He is a resident artist at Bilkent University in Ankara and holds an honorary doctorate from Bosphorus University in Istanbul and Hacettepe University in Ankara. In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Medal by the Istanbul Festival, and in 2018 an Honorary Medal by the Bodrum Festival.