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Gökhan Aybulus was born in Eskişehir, Turkey and admitted to the Anatolian University State Conservatory where he started the piano with  Zohrap Adıguzelzade. Later on he continued his studies with Naum Shtarkman and S.Dorensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where he also attended piano and chamber music  classes of Pavel Nersesian, Ruvim Ostrovsky, Andrey Pisarev, Nikolai Lugansky and Nina Kogan, completing his doctorate in 2009.

 Aybulus performed in the most prestigious halls of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Samara and also placed in many national and international competitions. He achieved worldwide recognition through the concerts that he gave with world-renowned artists such as Naum Shtarkman, Natalia Gutman, Nikolai Lugansky, Dora Schwarzberg, Alexander Bouzlov, Daniel Hope, Roman Simovich and Alexander Kagan. 

 He also performed international festivals such as Carniola Music Festival (Slovenia), Bruckner Music Festival (Austria) and Bella Pais (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) and gave recitals and concerts  in Turkey, United States of America, Germany, Austria, Italia, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and China.

 As the  part of Turkish Presindential Symphony Orchestra tour Aybulus gave four concerts under the baton of Maestro Rengim Gökmen  in Beijing, Xi’an, Guangzhou and Shenzhen of China in 2012. Aybulus has also performed with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Samara Philharmonic, Ukranian National Philharmonic, and all the leading Turkish orchestras in many prominent national and international concert halls such as Brucknerhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Essen, Grand Hall at Tchaikovsky Conservatory, National Performance Center in Beijing (NCPA), Xinghai Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Maribor Union Hall, Sarajevo National Theatre and Vijećnica, Albert Long Hall. He also represented Turkey as a jury member in international piano and chamber music competitions.

 Aybulus continued his academic duties in Uludağ University between 2010 and 2012 then he was appointed as full time Assocaiated Professor to the Anatolian University State Conservatory. He was appointed as a Professor at Ankara Music and Fine Arts University in 2023 and still works there.

 Gökhan Aybulus continues his solo concerts with leading national and international orchestras, also performs worldwide at recitals and chamber music concerts.


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