Deniz Türkmen - BIO


“Deniz Türkmen plays masterfully...”

(Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung)


After his debut in the concert hall of Mülheim an der Ruhr in the presence of the mayoress, the German-Turkish pianist and composer Deniz Türkmen established himself as one of the prime virtuosos in the history of Mülheim an der Ruhr, his hometown. A historical concert, which was in several magazines, newspapers and radios – the breakthrough, that opened the door to Europe for him. He had stations in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, on this tour he get also inspired for his first masterpieces. Beside his concerts and working as leader on projects in different places of Europe, he also lived a long time in Rome, where he gave concerts and seminars. Afterwards, Deniz Türkmen and his group GOLDEN BULWARK toured through Europe with a large project.


Before the breakthrough, he was rewarded by Paul Brenninkmeyer as his best student ever. Peter Feuchtwanger predicted a big career for Deniz Türkmen, who presented a premiere of his own compositions in the hall of mirrors in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Bernhard Bücker louded Deniz Türkmen for his brilliance.


Deniz Türkmen now teaches his students and performs all over the world with concerts, projects and seminars. He is promoted by the global acting non-profit organization think tank GLocal.


“Deniz was not just one of my best students, he was my best student – now I am his student...”

(Paul Brenninkmeyer)