Aka Piano Studio
Ilgin Aka started her piano training at the age of four and gave her first solo piano resital when she was eight years old. She has earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody Institute ( Johns Hopkins University), Master of Music from the Juilliard School, Advanced Solo Studies Degree from Guildhall School ( London), Bachelor of Music from Istanbul University State Conservatory.
She has won many prizes and awards including the prestigious Fulbright Grant, Austrian Government Grant, British Council Award, Peabody Graduate Award, ATAA Arts Recognition Award and Peabody Career Grant.
Ilgin Aka maintains a busy schedule performing and teaching. She has played in a wide array of venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall ( NYC), Mozarteum( Austria),Corcoran Gallery ( Washington D.C.),
Auditorium Saint Pierre ( France), Ataturk Cultural Center ( Istanbul) , Wortham Center ( Houston) as well as numerous radio and TV appearences .
Dr. Aka is a member of the Tre Voci Trio with Rodica Gonzales and Jeff Butler( both members of the Houston Symphony) and resides in Houston where she has a private piano studio.