Turkish child pianist Arya Su Gülenç has received her latest prize on the international stage at a music competition in New York City.
Born in Turkey’s northwestern Bursa province, Gülenç started her piano education at age 6 and began giving concerts in world capitals one year later.
now age 9, most recently won the U.S.-based Crescendo International Music Competition by earning a full score in her age group.
Invited to New York City to receive her prize, Gülenç gave a concert at the famous Carnegie Hall on Feb. 10.
“I get very excited before going on stage, but it is over when I get to the piano and touch the keys. I focus on the part I play, and I dream with different emotions in every part,” Gülenç told Anadolu Agency after receiving her prize.