GFA Piano Masterclass
18 - 30 AUGUST 2020
GÜLSİN ONAY (Piano) Turkey | GÖKHAN AYBULUS (Piano) Turkey | JEAN MARC LUISADA (Piano) France |
Gülsin Onay’s truly international career has spanned 80 countries across all continents, from Venezuela to Japan. She has given concerts in the major musical centres such as Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, National Gallery of Art and Miller Theater. Onay has performed as a soloist with such leading orchestras as Dresden Staatskapelle, Philharmonia Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony. Conductors with which she has performed include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Erich Bergel, Jorg Faerber, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Neeme Jarvi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jose Serebrier and Stanislaw Wislocki.
Cambridge-based Turkish State Artist, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, in high demand for her unique and sensuous Chopin, Saygun and Rachmaninoff interpretations. Onay was in 2007 honoured with the award of a State Medal by the Polish nation. She is also acknowledged worldwide as the finest interpreter of the music of A.Adnan Saygun, whose works feature prominently in her concerts and recordings, and whose 2nd Piano Concerto was dedicated to her.
JEAN MARC LUISADA
Jean – Marc Louisada is a French pianist born in Bizerte, Tunisia. He began playing the piano at the age of 6, and at 16 he began studies at the Conservatoire de Paris under Dominique Merlet and Marcel Ciampi (piano) and Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux (chamber music). He has also studied with Nikita Magaloff and Paul Badura-Skoda.
In 1985 he won the 5th prize at International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. At 29 he had performed in Europe, the United States, and Asia and was known as a performer of “outstanding brilliance”.
He signed an exclusive agreement with RCA Red Seal in 1998. Among his recordings are the waltzes and mazurkas of Chopin and the infrequently-heard chamber version of the first Chopin piano concerto, recorded with the Talich Quartet. He is on the faculty of École Normale de Musique de Paris-Alfred Cortot. Luisada calls himself a human being of the 19th century and often mentions his love for the past and history in his music.