Shigeru Kawai is the official piano of
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Deniz Gelenbe




Deniz Gelenbe | Juror

Deniz Arman Gelenbe has been acclaimed as one the best chamber musicians of our time. Critics have been unanimous in hailing her prodigious technique, compelling artistic personality and poetic interpretation. As a versatile artist, she combines an international performing career as a soloist and chamber musician, and teaching piano and chamber music at the highest level. As an accomplished soloist, she pursues an international performing career. She has performed with the Japan Philharmonic, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, the Presidential Orchestra of Ankara, and with several other orchestras in Turkey, the Philippines, Spain and USA. She has played many solo recitals at Salle Gaveau in Paris, Tonhalle in Zurich, Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and in major cities in France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Israel, Turkey and the Netherlands. Deniz Gelenbe founded and directed the summer academies and chamber music festivals Semaines Musicales de Rouen and Semaines Musicales d’Orsay in France for eleven years. She has performed in Europe and USA with the Haydn, Enesco, Alexander, Borromeo, Talich and Ciompi Quartets and performed in piano duo concerts with Charles Webb. She has adjudicated the International Chamber Music Competition in Paris, several UFAM competitions in France, Epta Competitions in UK. She was also an adjudicator in 2013, in Chopin Competition in Marianbad in the Chech Republic, in International Piano Competition at Gnessin Academy in Moscow, in Unisson Piano Competitions in Tunis. Deniz has been invited to give masterclasses in several cities in Malaysia, in Kunitachi Academy in Japan, Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, Conservatoires in Trieste and Bologna, in Prince Klaus Conservatory in Groningen, Dartington International Summer School and in Moulin d’Ande in France. In 1994, she founded the Arman Ensemble and the Arman Trio which performs regularly in Europe and the United States in chamber music series, festivals and prestigious venues including Carnegie Weill Hall and Wigmore Hall. The Arman Trio has given the first performances of works by American composer Benjamin Lees and Turkish composer Ilhan Baran in New York, Paris, and London. They have premiered ‘’Dialogues’’ for piano trio and orchestra by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Robert Ward in Durham, North Carolina. She founded the Chamber Arts Series in 1998 and the Schubertiad Series in 2001 in Orlando, USA. The Arman Ensemble premiered the recordings of chamber music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco for the Albany label. Works by Turkish composers Erkin and Kodalli were released on the Hungaroton label. CD’s with the Haydn Quartet were released by Arcobaleno, and with the Arman Trio by Musician’s Showcase label and Akmuzik/EMI. A native of Turkey, Deniz Arman Gelenbe holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Science degrees from the Juilliard School. Her teachers included Rudolf Ganz, Cecile Genhart, Adele Marcus and Gyorgy Sandor. Formerly Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Deniz Gelenbe joined Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in October 2003. She has been named Head of Piano and Organ Department in June 2007.

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