Leylâ Cemiloğlu was born in London in 1998. After studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Prof. Ruth Nye MBE from the age of ten, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Prof. Joan Havill, where she is now in her final year of undergraduate study.
In this time, Leyla has enjoyed performances across the UK and abroad, including at the Wigmore Hall, Champ's Hill and the Royal Over-Seas League in Edinburgh; Bellapais Music Festival in Northern Cyprus, Neve Shalom Synagogue and Leyla Gencer Concert Hall in Istanbul. In 2018 she was Highly Commended in the Guildhall School Romantic Prize.
Leyla is grateful for the guidance of esteemed Turkish pianist İdil Biret, and for the support of the Guildhall School, and Talent Unlimited. She is excited to be continuing her studies with Prof. Havill on the postgraduate course at the Guildhall School from September 2020.
When not at the piano, Leyla enjoys reading, taking photographs and going to art exhibitions.