Inspirational pianist’s achievement again
24 November 2018 Share

 Inspirational pianist’s achievement again

Discovering her talent in music at the age of 4.5, the 13-year-old Nehir Özzengin – student at Yaşar University’s Continuing Education Center Music Academy (YUCEC) – did justice to her years long nonstop efforts on piano.  Özzengin has won her fifth international award by coming first in the 13-year-old category of the 26th International Cortemilia Piano Competition.

 Özzengin, who also appeared on the last year’s public service ad prepared by the Ministry of Family and Social Services to raise awareness of child marriages in Turkey, said:

“I hope this prize I have won will encourage all girls. I am fully convinced that each and every child who is supported by their parents will be quite successful in every field.”

YUCEC Art Programs Coordinator Seçil Saykan, who has been training Özzengin for the past three years, also said, “Nehir keeps succeeding every year, and adds a new success each year thanks to her determination to practice and her discipline. I am sure that she will keep adding new ones to these successes with a devotion that is way beyond her age.”