Arda Mustafaoğlu

Arda Mustafaoglu is a student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. He started his piano career at the age of six, winning numerous awards at international piano competitions: Grand Prix at the EMCY Competition in Istanbul (Turkey); first prize at the International Competition “Antonio Salieri” in Verona (Italy); third place at the international competition “Triomphe de l’Art” in Brussels (Belgium); first place at the international competition “Kunst Und Frieden” in Hammelburg (Germany), competitions in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania and France.

His more significant concerts and performances are: the concert in “Burgau Castle” – Düren, the performance at the “Ohrid Summer Festival” in the church of St. Sofia – Ohrid, the performance with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, the performance with the Sofia Sinfonietta, the concert with the “Eos Quartet” in Modane, the concert with the “Marmara Quintet” in Serbia, the performances and concerts in Germany (Aachen, Bonn, Cologne), France (Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Modane, Paris), Turkey (Istanbul, Antalya), Italy, Serbia and Bulgaria.

Arda participates in numerous masterclasses with famous pianists: Evgeni Koroliov (Russia), Michel Béroff (France), Jean-François Heisser (France), Denis Pascal (France), Mikhail Mordvinov (Russia), Chantal Stigliani (France), Boris Berezovsky (Russia), Milica Skarik, Ramzi Yassa (Egypt), Giovanni Bellucci (Italy), Heribert Koch (Germany), Ivan Urvalov (Russia), Jenny Zaharieva (Bulgaria), Klaus Schilde (Germany).

Significant influence on his piano development has the pianist Chantal Stigliani who as the president of the French association “Philomuses”, in April 2017 at the international competition “Music and Earth” in Sofia awarded him the “Philomuses Special Prize” with an invitation for his debut concert in Paris. After winning the “Albert Roussel” Competition, and participating at the “Piano Campus” Competition, Arda was invited by the artistic director Jean-François Heisser to the “Maurice Ravel International Music Academy”, where he attends classes with Professor Michel Béroff.

Arda is a pianist who continues the school of Evgeni Koroliov. After the clear directions of Professor Koroliov and the intensive preparations with Professor Milica Skarik, Arda began his studies with Professor Anna Vinnitskaya at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.

Arda Mustafaoglu was awarded with the “13th November Award” for an outstanding contribution to the promotion of the City of Skopje in the world.