Piano Studio "yildiz&yildiz"
GERGANA YILDIZ, PhD Candidate UTAS (Australia)
Gergana Yildiz was born in 1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria and began piano lessons at the age of seven in the piano class of Kina Okoliiska. Thereafter she prolonged her music education at the ‘National Humanities Lyceum high school’ in Blagoevgrad.
Gergana obtained her bachelor's degree in Piano Performance under the guidance of Prof. Albena Dimova at the Academy of Music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2010. During her bachelor’s studies, she was an exchange student for a semester at the Academy of music and theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. This gave her the opportunity to study under veteran pianist Prof. Zbignevas Ibelhauptas.
Gergana was awarded for the outstanding performance in the Academy of music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv in 2010. She has also been awarded by the Roundtable club in Plovdiv.
In 2012, she completed Master degree in Piano Performance and piano pedagogy from the Academy of music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Gegana further enhanced her performing skills by attending master classes of Peter Donohoe Bojidar Noev, Milena Mollova and Erik Heizdik. She has performed as a soloist in numerous concerts in Plovdiv, Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Istanbul, Edirne and also in the academic orchestra in the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv. As a chamber musician, she has performed in several festivals like “Aurora” in Vanersborg, Sweden and “Festival of contemporary Lithuanian music” in Vilnius, Lithuania. She has premiered works by the young Bulgarian composers, Vladimir Vlaev and Rumen Bonev.
Gergana worked as a lecturer in Piano in the Music Faculty of Trakya University years between******2015 in Turkey. In 2015 Gergana granted a PhD scholarship from the University of Tasmania Australia and she is in her last step of her PhD in UTAS.TUN
Dr TUNCAY YILDIZ
Tuncay Yildiz was born in Sakarya, Turkey in 1981. His piano education started at the age of sixteen in Eskishehir Music High School. He attended the piano class of the famous Azerbaijani pianist and state artist Prof. Dr Zohrab Adiguzelzade, who was a pupil of Pavel Serebriakov. He received his bachelor's degree in Music Pedagogy in “Uludag University”, Bursa, where he studied piano with Russian pianist and composer Alexander Mekaev (the pupil of Stanislav Neuhaus). In 2009, he obtained his master degree in Piano Performance in the Academy of music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. There he attended the piano classes of Prof. Georgy Kanev and Prof. Roxana Bogdanova. For his internship, Tuncay practised piano pedagogy at “Dobrin Petkov” Music school in Plovdiv. In 2012 Tuncay started his PhD in the same Academy under the supervision of Prof. Roxana Bogdanova. In 2017 he finalised his PhD studies.
Tuncay Yıldız performed in several concerts as a soloist, chamber music soloist and as an accompanist in Sofia, Plovdiv, Prizren, Edirne, İstanbul and Bursa. Among these, Tuncay’s recital performance with Plovdiv Opera Soloist Valeria Mircheva (Laurate of Tchaikovsky Competition) was significant.
He was a soloist of many orchestras such as “Academic Symphony Orchestra” at the Trakya Univerity, “Nilufer Chamber orchestra”, “Uludag University youth orchestra” in Turkey and “Pazardzhik Philarmonic Orchestra” in Bulgaria.Payment options
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