A.B.F.M Magazine® Call For Music and/or Art Video Featured Artist: Beyza Yazgan
Beyza Yazgan is a Turkish pianist. She has performed numerous times as a soloist and has toured her native Turkey giving solo recitals. She has also organized and performed benefit recitals at the British and Italian Embassies in Istanbul to fundraise and bring awareness to childhood cancers and Syrian refugees. More recently, she performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Abrons Art Center for New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, at Teatro Alfieri in Italy, and curated fundraiser concerts for Ukraine at ‘Wild Birds’ Brooklyn and Christ and St. Stephen's Church.
She won the first prize at the International Edirne Young Musicians Competition (2002), the Success in Education Award hosted by Koç Holding (2013), the Josef Fidelman Contemporary Music Performance Award upon her graduation from Mannes School of Music (2018), First prize at the 8th Metropolitan International Piano Competition (NYC / 2019) and First prize on solo piano and best chamber music performance award at the International Music Academy Competition in Italy (Castelnuovo di Garfagnana / 2019).
Beyza has taken part in masterclasses by world-renowned artists such as Gary Graffman, Oxana Yablonskaya, Richard Goode, Vladimir Feltsman, Boris Berman, and Solomon Makowsky. Her self-produced debut album 'To Anatolia: Selections from the Turkish Five’ has been released by Bridge Records in 2021. Her latest animation ''Şu Yamaçta' has been chosen as an official selection at ‘Short to the Point’, ‘The Canlandiranlar Film Festival’ and ‘70th Columbus International Film' & 'Animation Festival'. Beyza currently lives in New York City, and performs, teaches, and composes for her upcoming album.
Beyza Yazgan's music is available through Spotify, iTunes and YouTube: