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Sıla Şentürk


Turkish pianist Sıla Senturk strives to be a multifaceted musician as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator. Sıla was most recently named one of the “Women Stars of Tomorrow” by the Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts and is a recent recipient of The Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation grant as well as the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation grant.

As a performer, Sıla has performed in highly acclaimed venues such as Harvard Club of New York, Steinway & Sons Hall, Pickman Hall in Boston, and Arthur Zankel Hall in Saratoga Springs. Her most recent collaborations include performances with the contemporary music ensemble Camerata Nova under the baton of Kyle Ritenauer, Manhattan School of Music’s Percussion Ensemble, and a recording project for Elizabeth Gartman’s “When You Leave Me” for mixed ensemble. She has been awarded prizes such as Steinway & Sons prize winner at the Bilkent Piano Festival, San Giacomo Festival Prize at the Lunigiana International Music Festival, and first prize in Valletta International Piano Competition in Malta. She made her orchestral debut performing Maurice Ravel’s G Major Piano Concerto with the Eskisehir State Symphony under the baton of Işın Metin.

As an educator, Sıla received training from Edna Golandsky and Deren Eryilmaz on the Taubman Approach and was a part of Dr. Aicher’s Advanced Teaching Techniques seminar while studying at the Manhattan School of Music. A recipient of the Samuel and Mitzi Newhouse Scholarship, Sıla holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the same institution, studying with Dr. Marc Silverman.