Beyza Yazgan is a Turkish pianist (b.1989). She started her doctoral studies at Warsaw Chopin Academy of Music and completed her degree at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory in Istanbul. Following her doctoral degree, she earned a “Professional Studies" diploma from Mannes School of Music (NYC) in Prof. Yuri Kim's studio with a full scholarship by Koç Holding (Aygaz and Tofaş / 2018)
Beyza won the first prize at the International Edirne Young Musicians Competition (2002), Success in Education Award-hosted by Koç Holding (2013), Josef Fidelman Contemporary Music Performance Award (2018), First prize at the 8th Metropolitan International Piano Competition (NYC / 2019) and First prize on solo piano and best chamber music performance award at the International Music Academy Competition in Italy (Castelnuovo di Garfagnana / 2019).
She has performed numerous times as a soloist with the Mimar Sinan Youth Orchestra and has toured her native Turkey giving solo recitals. She has also organized and performed benefit recitals at the British and Italian Embassies in Istanbul to fundraise and bring awareness for childhood cancers and for Syrian refugees. More recently, she performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Abrons Art Center for New York Electroacoustic Music Festival and at Teatro Alfieri in Italy.
Beyza has taken part in masterclasses by world renowned artists Gary Graffman, Oxana Yablonskaya, Richard Goode, Vladimir Feltsman, Boris Berman, Jeffrey Swann, Rolf Plagge, and Solomon Mikowsky, and has participated in International Music Festivals such as Madrid Torrelodones Music Festival, Forum Musikae, New York International Keyboard Festival (2017), Castelnuovo di Garfagnana International Academy of Music (2019) and Art of Piano (Cincinnati / 2019). She currently lives and teaches private piano lessons in Brooklyn.