Deniz Gelenbe


Professorial Staff - Piano

Area of work


Contact details


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4368


Pianist Deniz Arman Gelenbe has been acclaimed as one of the best chamber musicians of our time in France. Critics have been unanimous in hailing her prodigious technique, compelling artistic personality and poetic interpretation. Her extensive solo and chamber repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary composers. From her base both in Paris and recently London, she pursues an international performing career. She has performed several times at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Blackheath Halls in London, Carnegie Weill Hall in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Albi Festival in France, the Istanbul International Festival, the Ankara Festival, the Dartington International Summer School the Ripon Music Festival in the UK, the Ljubjana Festival in Slovenia, and at the Moulin d'Ande in France. A dedicated chamber musician and teacher, she has performed with the Talich, Alexander, Haydn, Enesco, Ciompi and Borromeo Quartets and performs regularly in piano duo concerts with Charles Webb. She has also played recitals and in chamber music performances in Japan, Italy, Israel, Belgium, Germany, USA, France and the Netherlands.

Qualifications / Educational Background

BMus, MSc The Juilliard School

A native of Turkey, Deniz studied with the renowned pianists and pedagogues Rudolf Ganz, Gyorgy Sandor, Cecile Genhart, Adele Marcus and Jane Carlson.

Teaching Experience

In 2003 Deniz was appointed Keyboard Coordinator for Collaborative Performance at Trinity Laban, and became Head of Keyboard in September 2007.

Deniz enjoys teaching and has given numerous master piano master classes and coached chamber ensembles in the USA, France, the Philippines, and the UK.

Creative Outputs

Recording labels:
Musician's Showcase

Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Ensemble Jean- Francois Paillard, Paris
Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra
Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Ankara
Istanbul and Izmir Symphony Orchestras, Turkey
Columbus Indiana Philharmonic
Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
Triangle Chamber Orchestra
Durham and West Piedmont Symphony Orchestras, North Carolina

External appointments

  • 1994  Founded the Arman Ensemble and the Arman Trio
  • 1998-2003  Founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber Arts Series
  • 2001-2006  Schubertiad Series, Orlando, Florida
  • Artist in Residence and Associate Professor of Piano, University of Central Florida in Orlando [for five years]
  • Founder and Director summer academies and chamber music festivals of Semaines Musicales d'Orsay in Paris and Semaines Musicales de Rouen [for eleven years]
  • Adjudicator at the Paris International Chamber Music Competition

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