Ezgi Göktürk

Born in 1997 in Iskenderun, Ezgi Göktürk started her piano education with Diler Argat at the Hacettepe
University Ankara State Conservatory in 2007. Already at the age of 12, she studied history of
contemporary music, blues and jazz, and orchestration with Ilhan Baran. In 2012, she continued her
piano education with Öznur Orbay with whom she graduates and enters the university level of piano
studies. In 2016, she leaves her native country to enter the prestigious Sibelius Academy of Helsinki.
Since then, she has had the artistic guidance of several piano teachers such as Erik T. Tawaststjerna,
Antti Siirala and Anna Kuvaja. After graduating from bachelor’s in 2018, she continues her studies as a
master’s student both in piano performance and instrumental pedagogy. At the Sibelius Academy, she
has been actively involved in chamber music projects and has benefited from the tuition of Tuomas
Turriago and Paavo Pohjola. Besides her academic studies, Ezgi has regularly been taking part in
international master courses, such as Mozarteum Summer Academy in Austria, 16th Antalya Piano
Festival in Turkey. Since 2014, Ezgi has been rewarded with several prizes in various music
competitions. In Turkey, she received the third prize in the 9th Pera Piano Competition in 2014, and the
Best Duo prize with pianist Zeynep Ülbegi in 2015. In 2019, she was rewarded with a prize in the 10th
Helmi Vesa Piano Competition (Finland). Ezgi Göktürk has been performing various solo and
chamber music concerts in different countries such as Turkey, Finland, Greece, Austria and Iceland.
She took part in Bela Bartok Music Festival and Symposium which was aired live by TRT Radio 3 in
2015 and the same year she performs at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Austria. In 2019, she
took part in “Yhdessä!” project organized by Sibelius Academy and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
and she was invited by the woodwind section of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra to perform a
chamber music concert in Musiikkitalo (Finland). With her “Trio 424” they undertook a successful
concert tour to Turkey and performed in various halls in Ankara, Istanbul and Eskişehir. Besides her
soloist career, Ezgi Göktürk has extensive experience working with diverse ensembles. Between
2010-2016, she accompanied various choirs of Çiğdem Aytepe, Atilla Çağdaş Değer and Fatma
Bildiren. In 2016, she took part in different projects of the Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2019,
she worked as a correpetitor in Musica Nova and Espoon Kaupungin Teatteri (Finland) for Juhani
Nuorvala’s Opera “Flash Flash; Two Deaths of Andy Warhol”. Ever since, she has been working
regularly with the contemporary music collective NYKY Ensemble (Finland). Throughout her career,
she has been supported by various artistic foundations with grants and scholarships. In 2018, she
was elected to the ”Women Stars of Tomorrow” support program run by the Istanbul Foundation for
Culture and Arts (İKSV). Since 2019, she is financially supported by the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı
Foundation for her studies in Finland.