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Can Arısoy - Piano


Can Arisoy was born in 2000 in Turkey. He started his piano studies at the age of 5 and in 2006 was accepted to The Bilkent University's junior music department with a full scholarship. He gave his first concert at the age of 7 and his first orchestral concert as a soloist at the age of 11 with Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra. When he was 14, he was invited to the Turkish National Radio for a recital and interview. In the same year Can gained a place at The Yehudi Menuhin School with a full scholarship to study with Prof. Marcel Baudet.

In 2016 he won the 2nd prize in the Beethoven Intercolligate Piano Competition in London and Nilüfer International Piano Competition in Turkey. In 2017 he played as a soloist with The Pelly Concert Orchestra in London. In the same year he won a Mention Prize in the Senior Category of Ibiza International Piano Competition. In 2018 he played Beethoven 5th piano concerto “Emperor” with The Dorking Chamber Orchestra. He also performed and gave an interview at the Karnaval Radio in Istanbul.

During these years Can has worked with greatly accalimed pianists such as; Boris Berman, Paul Roberts, Murray MacLahclan, Edith Fischer, Idil Biret, Robert Levin, Gülsin Onay, David Dolan, José Ramón Mendez, Markus Schirmer, Jeremy Young and Pierre Réach in Music Festivals and Masterclasses.

Since 2015, Can has given concerts in England, Turkey, France, Spain and Austria and performed in venues such as Steinway Hall, Champs Hill, Clapham Omnibus, King’s Place, Gloucester Music Society, Bilkent Concert Hall and Saygun Hall. Recently Can had the honour to be chosen as a “Talent Unlimited” artist. Can is still continuing his studies at The Yehudi Menuhin School with Prof. Marcel Baudet.

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updated December 2018