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. She has attended her secondary education in Bilkent University Music Preparatory High School in Ankara, Turkey in Piano department with full scholarship and has received her Associate Degree in Composition and Theory from Istanbul University State Conservatory.
At the same time, she continued her piano and composition studies with composer-pianist Mr. David Ezra Okonsar. She has received her Master of Music degree with her research “Search of a Neglected Sound” about romantic pianos in Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Rotterdam, The Netherlands and studied with Aquiles Delle Vigne. She has 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. She is prizewinner and laureat in international piano competitions such as “8o Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale” in Penne, Italy and Lyon International Piano Competition.
She teaches at Académie de Musique et Arts de la Scène de Watermael Boitsfort and Centre Musical Eduardo Del Pueyo. Her students are also prizewinners in various competitions.
She gives concerts in Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Poland, Greece, Faroe Islands, and Austria, and has performed with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens under the baton of George Aravidis between others. She is the founder member of Quatuor Amenti. The album of Quatuor Amenti, Death and The Young Man, is available worldwide from Phoenix Records (SONY). She is also the president and the artistic director of CLAME asbl which organizes regular concerts in Belgium.