18-year-old cellist from Turkey performs A. Saygun – Partita, Op. 31, IV. Allegretto
About the artist
Born in 1999, Beliz Guney began her cello studies in 2007 at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul State Conservatory with Erman Imayhan. In 2012, she became a part-time student of Prof. Eldar Iskenderov at the Istanbul University State Conservatory while continuing her studies at the Avni Akyol High School of Fine Arts.
In 2014 and 2015 she made her debut as a soloist performing in Turkey and Greece. Since 2016 she has been studying with Dilbag Tokay at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul State Conservatory. Guney also has participated in masterclasses of Christoph Henkel, Jean Guihen Queyras and Rupert Thompson.
She won the soloist competitions of Eskisehir Municipality State Symphony Orchestra and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory and performed both Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major and Faure Elegie. Guney has won the first prize in International German-Austrian Music Competition in Bulgaria.