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Erdem Misirlioglu was born in Ipswich in 1989 to a Turkish father and British mother. He began musical training at six, and piano lessons at nine, studying from the age of thirteen with Mark Fielding at Junior Guildhall, and then at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has also taken part in masterclasses with pianists such as Ronan O'Hora, Bernard Roberts, Peter Donohoe and Lang Lang.
In 2006 he was a prizewinner in the International Rachmaninov Competition for Young Pianists and he won the Keyboard Instrument Prize at GSMD, and in 2008 he won the Principal's Prize at GSMD and was the piano winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, going on to perform the Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
He appears regularly as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.
Ensemble. Luminescently Virtuoso - Erdem Misirlioglu's BPSE competition winner's recital, reviewed by Malcolm Miller
Of Bagatelles and Weightier Matters - Julian Jacobson reports on the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition
Ensemble. Poetic Insight - A recital by Erdem Misirlioglu, reviewed by Bill Newman