Fidan Aghayeva-Edler

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Fidan Aghayeva-Edler (*1987) is a pianist based in Berlin, Germany, currently focused on performance of contemporary music and improvisation. She is active in Berlin’s contemporary music scene and works closely with composers. During the coronavirus pandemic, she carried out various projects and developed new concert formats, such as livestream concerts with numerous world premieres, shop window concerts, and virtual duo improvisations.

Her innovative work is supported by various grants and scholarships from Musikfonds Berlin, Deutsche Orchester-Stiftung, Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Fonds Darstellende Künste, GVL-Stipendium, Norwegian Quota Scholarship, and Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation.

Her solo CD Verbotene Klänge: Sechs Suiten (2019) was broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk, RBB Kultur, Klassikcast of the Goethe Institute, MDR Kultur, and others. Her further collaborative projects include the CDs and albums Klavierwerke (2016), Twenty for piano (2020), and The Black Garden (2020).

Her focus lies on the rediscovery of music by persecuted composers. She tries to represent the music of male, female, and non-binary composers equally in her concert programs.

She is constantly discovering new musical spheres, such as improvised performances (solo or in an ensemble) with extended piano techniques, and realizing interdisciplinary projects (including poetry and dance). She gives workshops in contemporary piano techniques at music high schools and festivals throughout Germany and Europe. She also appears in theater and film.

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Fidan Aghayeva-Edler Piano

GEN 22775  –  2.9.2022