Praised for being “extraordinary, unconventional, interactive and fun” and for playing that is “bold, personal and masterly” (Royal Academy of Music), Turkish pianist and composer and Turkey’s 2017 Pianist of the Year, AyşeDeniz Gökçin is widely sought-after as an international soloist and a recording artist. Gökçin’s recent solo appearances include Sureyya Opera House (Istanbul), Teatro das Figuras Faro (Portugal), Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Italy) and Le Poisson Rouge (NYC). She has been praised for her fresh, genre-bending projects, including her current concert concept “Beethoven to Rock” which melds the artistry from two wildly contrasting musical styles and produces an interactive and dynamic concert experience. For the 29th season finale of the College of Charleston International Piano Series, Gökçin will perform movements from some of Beethoven’s most-loved sonatas from Moonlight and Tempest to Pathetique. Additionally, keeping with her versatile repertoire, she also will perform a number of newly arranged rock covers in the style of Franz Liszt, as well as some of her own compositions.