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Mertol Demirelli, (b. June 6, 1996 in Ankara). Turkish piano prodigy.

Mertol Demirelli was born in 1996 in Ankara. He began his music studies when he was four years old, private piano lessons followed when he was five. Displaying noticeable talent at the special admittance examinations, Mertol was accepted to the Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Music Preparatory Primary School with full scholarship. He is currently studying piano with Associate Professor Ms. Oya Ünler. Mertol is also continuing his primary school education and following a special program for talented children at this school by taking courses on Music Theory, Ear Training, with Dr. Orhun Orhon, Composition with Dr. Turgut Pöğün and Dr. Orhun Orhon, Harmony with Gökçe Altay and Violin with Eda Özer.

At the age of seven in 2003, he won the IBLA Grand Prize Italy. The price included organization of concerts worldwide. In January 2004, Mertol gave concerts at Newcastle (England) in February 2004, at New York including Carnegie Hall and Arkansas-Little Rock (USA).

Since 2003, he gave concerts at various universities including, Anadolu, Bilkent, Boğaziçi, Hacettepe, Istanbul, Izzet Baysal and Yıldız. Demirelli performed at the Akbank Piano Days, The Mersin International Music Festival, Antalya International Piano Festival as well as special concerts at Turkish National Grand Assembly, Turkish Pediatric Foundation and Vehbi Koç Foundation. He also performed with The Spivakov Genious Children from Russia at Boğaziçi University in 2007.

He attended Gulsin Onay's, Muhittin Demiriz's and Idil Biret' s master-classes. He also performed with Fazil Say at his Ayvalık and Antalya International Piano Festival concerts. He performed W.A. Mozart’s Concerto for Piano No.11 when he was eight. At nine, the Piano Concerto No.12, at eleven, the Piano Concerto No.23. When he was ten in 2007, at the opening of 35th International Istanbul Music Festival, he played the J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Pianos, in C minor with world famous pianist İdil Biret at Hagia Eirene Museum.

In 2004, he played at the special vocations which Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramaci gave to President of Azerbaijan; Ilham Aliyev, in 2005 the IMF Vice President; Ann Krueger and in 2007 President of Israel; Shimon Peres. In 2005 with the invitation of The Turkish Foreign Ministry he gave concerts in Jordan, in 2008 Lithuania and Switzerland in Geneva at Palais des Nations of UN. He played at the Spivakov Music Festival at Moskow in 2008.

Mertol Demirelli has given concerts with orchestras including the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Antalya, Bursa, İstanbul State Symphony Orchestras, The Borusan İstanbul Philharmonic and the Eskişehir Municipality Symphony Orchestras and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. The conductors he collaborated with are Ender Sakpinar, Gürer Aykal, Işın Metin, İbrahim Yazıcı, Kevin Griffiths, Modestas Pitrenas.

Demirelli will be performing at the Antalya International Piano Festival. He will also play Mozart Concerto For Two Pianos with Hüseyin Sermet at Istanbul and Beethoven Triple Concerto at Munich in November 2008.

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