Merve Mersinligil – Pianist
Merve Mersinligil, a pupil of Jean Claude Vanden Eynden, born in 1984 in Ankara, Turkey. Began studying piano in 1988 with Professor Boguslaw Woudka. Attended her secondary education in Bilkent University Music Preparatory High School in Ankara, Turkey in Piano department with full scholarship. Received her Associate Degree in Composition and Theory from Istanbul University State Conservatory.
At the same time continued her piano and composition studies with composer-pianist Mr. David Ezra Okonsar. Received her Master of Music degree with her research “Search of a Neglected Sound” in Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Rotterdam, The Netherlands and studied with Aquiles Delle Vigne. Graduated from Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles with Magna Cum Laude from Master Specialisée from the class of Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and received her Master Didactique degree from Conservatoire Royal de Mons with Cum Laude. Teaches at Académie de Musique et Arts de la Scène de Watermael Boitsfort and Centre Musical Eduardo Del Pueyo.
Gives concerts in Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Poland and Austria. Performed with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens under the baton of George Aravidis. Founder member of Quatuor Amenti. new album of Quatuor Amenti, Death and The Young Man, is available worldwide from Phoenix Records (SONY). President and artistic director of CLAME asbl which organizes regular concerts in Belgium. She is also finalist of Lyon International Piano competition in 2017.