Ayşe Deniz Birdal
Ayşe Deniz Birdal (Istanbul, 1996) started studying at the Istanbul University State Conservatory at age 13. She continued her studies with Julius Berger in Augsburg. She won first place in the Rudolf Matz Strings Competition and second place in the International Johan Andreas Stein Strings Competition, where she played, among others, her own composition Sky-Cut.
Birdal played multiple festivals, including the Menuhin Festival Gstaad String Academy and the Kronbeg Academy Cello Festival, and played as a soloist with the Kaunas Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. In addition to her classical romantic repertoire, she has a strong interest for contemporary classical music and music from her home country. She is also an enthusiastic improviser.