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Deniz Arman Gelenbe

Deniz Arman Gelenbe has been hailed for her prodigious technique, compelling artistic personality and poetic interpretations. As a versatile artist, she combines an international performing career as a soloist and chamber musician, and as a pedagogue, teaching piano and chamber music at the highest level.

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. 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. 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.

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, and founded the Chamber Arts Series in 1998 and the Schubertiad Series in 2001 in Orlando, USA.

She has recorded world premiere of Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco’s chamber music for Albany Label, Erkin and Kodalli for Hungaroton, Dvorak and Saint Saens for Arcobaleno, Dvorak and Shostakovich for Mudician’s Showcase and Schubert and Beethoven for Akmuzik/EMI labels.

She has adjudicated the International Chamber Music Competition in Paris, BBC Young Artist Competition,Windsor international Piano Competition and Hastings International Piano Competition in UK, Chopin Competition in Marianbad, the Chech Republic, International Piano Competition at Gnessin Academy in Moscow, Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition in Porto, Portugal, and in China, Tunisia, in Dallas, Texas, among others.

As a sought after pedagogue, she is invited regularly to give masterclasses in several cities in USA, France, The Netherlands, Italy, UK, Spain, China, Russia, Japan, Turkey, and Malaysia. She taught at Dartington, and Chethams summer schools, and at Shanghai International Piano festival and Academie International de Nice.Her students have been successful in several national and international competitions and perform at prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and King’s Place among others, and hold academic positions in various countries.

A native of Turkey, Deniz Arman Gelenbe holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Science degrees from the Juilliard School. Her teachers included, 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 was Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments Department 2007- November 2015. She is Professor of Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, and has taught at Schola Cantorum in Paris.

Deniz Arman Gelenbe
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