Deren Eryılmaz

Deren Eryılmaz

Based in London

Deren Eryilmaz currently has a piano studio in London where she teaches the Taubman Approach. She is giving lessons in the UK as well as in Europe. She also pursues her career with solo and chamber music concerts and continues her studies with Edna Golandsky in New York.

Teaching Background: Lecturer and Instructor at Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, The Piano Department. Coordinator of the Piano Department.  Performance Organization Coordinator of Bilkent University Symphony Orchestra, Supervised the Early Age Music Training Programme and Erasmus Departmental Exchange Programme of the Faculty. 

Performance Background: Performed at various festivals, gave solo and chamber music concerts, participated in multi disciplinary performances and performed with national and university orchestras as a soloist in The Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, France.

Professional Background: Worked as the Chair of the Selection and Organization Committee at The Center for Contemporary Arts, Ankara. Throughout four concert  seasons, organized over 100 chamber music concerts as well as electro-acustic concert series, lunch concert series, world music and jazz series with renowned international performers.

Educational Background:  Golandsky Institute Teacher Training Programme, New York - USA. M.MUS at Baskent University State Conservatory, Ankara, Turkey.  Research Assistant at Başkent University State Conservatory.  Bachelor Degree Rotterdam Conservatory (CODARTS), The Netherlands. B.MUS at the Piano Department of the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts of Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey.

Level of Certification: Instructor, March 2014
Taubman Teacher: Edna Golandsky  
Mentor: Edna Golandsky  
Location: London
Website: dereneryilmaz.com

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