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Mozarteum University accepts 13-year-old Turkish pianist

İlyun Bürkev, who caught the attention of music authorities at an early age, has been accepted into the Mozarteum University of Salzburg Pre-College, one associated with the best music and drama schools in the world named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Bürkev passed the piano, solfege, theory and German stages plus came first in the auditions to which students from all over the world apply; only 13 students are invited to the exam and just two can win.

The 13-year-old Bürkev, the 1st Turkish student to ace the audition organized by Mozarteum University of Salzburg Pre-College, will become the first pre-college student accepted simply by Pavel Gililov, the German born pianist of Russian origin.

“I was very excited on the particular day of the exam, but after performing against the jury associated with 12 professors, I knew from the smiles on their faces that I won, ” said Bürkev, adding that she also took German lessons for the season casting.

Bürkev started part-time education at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts College State Conservatory when she was just 7 years old and advanced to full-time keyboard education at the age of 9.

She has won eight awards in international competitions during her 9-year violin history, which started when justin was 4.

“Before I has been born, my mother wanted to take lessons plus play the particular piano, so when I had been born, there was a piano at home, ” the girl said.

“When my mother saw the interest within piano, the lady started giving me cello lessons at the age of 4, ” Bürkev stated, including that it was the girl biggest dream to study in Mozarteum University or college.

Behind this success was teamwork in which they were involved as a family, said İlyun Bürkev’s father, businessman Doğan Bürkev.

“This is the true story of dedication. Her mom, Neşe Güler Bürkev, left her high-ranking job for our daughter’s musical talent and devoted almost all her time to İlyun, ” he added.

A student of Burcu Aktaş Urgun from Mimar Sinan Good Arts University, İlyun Bürkev also required regular training from state artist Gülsin Onay, who was lectured by Ahmet Adnan Saygun, known as the first condition artist plus music educator who died on Jan. 6, 1991, in Istanbul.

“She is truly an extraordinary talent. I always admire how a 13-year-old may be so mature and play the piano therefore well, ” said Onay, who is contributing to the particular development of İlyun Bürkev with private lessons.

“We will have the world-class pianist. I wish her success on her journey, ” she added.