Pianist Meral Güneyman made her ochestral debut in the United States under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as the first prize winner of the International Competition of University of Buffalo. She was promptly reengaged by the Maestro to perform with him and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
She gave her Carnegie Hall debut as the Winner of East & West International Competition and as the winner of William Kapell International Competition at the University of Maryland, she performed with the Baltimore Symphony. Her accolades further include first prize in Juilliard School’s Chopin Concerto Competition, and Naumburg Competition Laureate, which once again, brought her to Carnegie Hall.
The artist was a two time winner of the Maria Guerra Judelson Award at the Juilliard School from where she earned a Post Graduate Diploma. Her appearance have taken her to Cervantes and Monterrey Festivals in Mexico, the American Music Festival in Washington DC, to Frederick Chopin Festival, Ljubliana Festival, and International Istanbul Festival. She has appeared and concertised at Harvard, Georgetown, New York and Princeton Universities, played as a soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic, Sarajevo Philharmonic, I Musici Bucellencis, Presidential Symphony Orchestra, and Istanbul State Symphony, in Europe, and recently gave her Australian debut with the Melbourne Players, at the University of Melbourne.
She has made six commercial albums under the labels of Atlantic, Finnadar and Rykodisc of the Warner Group of the United States which have all earned international praise. Her first recording selected as “one of the year’s five best” by the Fanfare Magazine, and her last, “Danzas Tropicales” with jazz pianist Dick Hyman, among editor’s top choices for eight consecutive weeks.
Meral Güneyman is a Steinway Artist. She is among iTunes Editor’s top choices for eight consecutive weeks.