Merve Akyıldız


Pianist, Singer – Song Writer, Piano Teacher, Composer and Performer of her own songs

2012 – 2021 – Diploma from Akdeniz University Antalya State Conservatory / Piano
department with Hakan Aksoy

Festival and Concerts
2018 – “Merve Akyıldız Project” is a Balkan-based World Music Project. She combines the gentle classical tunes with jazz improvisation and the colorful rhythms of Balkan songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Sırbia to offer an unusual repertoire on piano-vocal. 2020 – “YuMaK” (Folking around the World) – Sing with Sibel Gürsoy, Cansu Nihal Akarsu, Tolga Taviş, Gustavo Battistessa, Tolga Bilgin, Serkan Altınok, Selim Gürcan, Bora Peynirci. Concerts with Samsun Opera Ballet,Antalya State Symphony Orchestra, İzmir State Symphony Orchestra.

Upcoming with Bursa and Mersin State Symphony Orchestra.
2020 – Babylon Orchestra – Singer and recording artist for second album (For “Evlerine varagele usandım”), Concerts in Berlin (Humboldforum) and ODEON Göppingen.

Songs and Experiences
2012 – 2016 – Performed at International 13. Antalya Piano Festival of Fazıl Say “Young Talents Concert” and performed W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto with Antalya State Symphony Orchestra. Studied “Jazz Harmony” with Çağlayan Yıldız.
2017 – 2019 – Performed with Evrencan Gündüz, Sakoband in İzmir, Turkey. “Donation Concert” for “Little Prince Academy” in Argos in Cappadocia and with Akra Jazz Band at 251 Jazz Club in Antalya, Turkey.
2020 – 2021 – Single with Berlinermoment, Emre Dayıoğlu, Gabriel Meidinger, Toby Kuhn in Patara, Turkey.
Performed with Kıraç, Sibel Gürsoy, Tolga Bilgin, Çağlayan Yıldız, KAPİKO, Elif Sanchez, Azat and single in 3 languages with Giorgos Kalogioru, Esra Üçcan. Performed for “Albania Independence Day” with Klea Chutra in Debar, Macedonia.

Scholarships and Awards
2010 – International Kara Qarayev Piano Competition “3.Prize” in Baku, Azerbaijan
2010 – International 4. Gradus ad Parnassum Piano Competition “Honorable mention” in Kaunas, Lithuania
2010 – International 5. Pera Piano Festival & Competition Special award “Best Turkish Composer Commentator” in İstanbul, Turkey
2012 – Internatıonal Citta di Ostuni Music Competition “1. Prize” in Brindisi, Italy 2012 2012 – International 17. Hopes, Talents, Masters Music Festival and Competition “Piano duet
category” “2.Prize” in Dobrich, Bulgaria
2012 – “Master class scholarship” with Pianist Maria Prinz in Sozopol, Bulgaria 2013 – “Master class scholarship” in KK Music Festival in Cappadocia, Turkey 2015 – 11. Nardis Jazz Vocal Competition “Honorable mention” in İstanbul, Turkey

Very good : Turkish
Good : English
Basic : Deutsch
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