GFA Piano 2 Masterclass

9 - 16 August

Eliane Reyes (Piano) Belgium | Gülsin Onay (Piano) Turkey |
Eliane Reyes

Eliane Reyes

The genius pianist Eliane Reyes started performing at a very early age. He won the Cziffra Foundation (Senlis, France) award in 1988 and performed at the Tibor Varga Festival (Sion, Switzerland) the same year and with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Sergiu Commissiona in Amsterdam.

She was first educated by her mother, then at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and then at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden’s class. Eliane later attended the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Hans Leygraf, the Lemmensinstituut with Alan Weiss, and then the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris with Michel Beroff, Brigitte Engerer, Hans Leygraf and He studied under the auspices of Jacques Rouvier. After her education she was appointed as a complementary professor of piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

Across the spectrum of international competitions, Eliane has won numerous awards, including first prize in Ettlingen, Germany, and first prize at the Cervantes International Piano Competition in Cuba. She was a finalist in the Montreal International Music Competition, the Clara Schumann International Piano Competition in Düsseldorf, where she won equal awards in chamber music, and the Maria Canals International Music Competition. Eliane Reyes is dedicated to her career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician, unanimously acknowledged by the international press and audience.

She received the absolute support of Rheinold Blüthner, Nany Philippart, Spes, Solti and Vocatio Foundations for her numerous performances. She had the opportunity to give recitals from artists such as Martha Argerich or Vladimir Ashkenazy and to be invited to perform with Augustin Dumay, Ivry Gitlis, Misha Maisky and José van Dam.

His discography consists of works by Nicolas Bacri, F. Chopin, C. Debussy, Benjamin Godard, F. Liszt, Michel Lysight, D. Milhaud, M. Ravel, A. Tansman, and as a result, “Pianiste Maestro” from the French magazine Pianiste, Classic Info’s “Ring”, Crescendo Magazine’s “Joker”, Pizzicat’s “Supersonic” and especially ResMusica’s 24 Intermezzi won the “La Clef d’or” award for A. Tansman’s solo recording. Eliane Reyes has been nominated three times for the “International Classical Music Awards”.

Eliane Reyes is currently professor of piano at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels.

Gülsin Onay

Gülsin Onay

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