Yunus Kaya

The pianist Yunus Kaya develops his interpreta4ons in an experimental and improvisa4onal quest for sound; ever open to change, his musical vision constantly evolves in the dynamic field between inner silence and in4mate communica4on with the audience.

The repertoire of pianist and chamber musician Yunus Kaya spans music styles from baroque to contemporary. A proponent of classical Turkish music of the 20th century as well, Kaya surprises us with composi4ons from Ahmed Adnan Saygun and Ulvi Cemal Erkin.

Born 1986 in Hohenems, Austria, the bilingual pianist with Turkish roots has performed interna4onally in numerous European concert series such as the Salzburger Kammermusikfes4val, Interna4onal Bodensee Fes4val and Chopin-GesellschaT Vorarlberg. As a soloist he has performed with the Russian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra “Klassika”, Symphony Orchestra Vorarlberg and the Jalas Chamber Orchestra (Finland).

Yunus Kaya studied at the Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium with Prof. Ferenc Bognár and with Prof. Imre Rohmann at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, where he graduated with honours. In 2008 he was awarded the Bösendorfer Scholarship, and in 2012 with his Trio Imago Salzburg he received a grant from “Live Music Now”, an organisa4on founded by Yehudi Menuhin. Kaya received further ar4s4c incen4ve from Fazil Say, Cris4na Or4z, Rainer Schmidt and Wolfgang Redik.

Yunus Kaya teaches at the Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium in Feldkirch since 2013 and regularly gives masterclasses in Italy, Finland and Turkey.