Hulya Alpakin - Piano


Hülya Alpakin is a native of Turkey and holds a Bachelor`s degree in piano from Istanbul State Conservatory, a Master`s degree in piano performance, and an Artist Diploma, both from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She has been performing internationally as soloist, as part of ensembles, and as accompanist.

Her performances were featured on the radio and as well as on records, among them compositions especially dedicated to her. Hülya studied piano with distinguished Turkish pianist Hülya Saydam, pianist, orchestra conductor, and composer Serdar Yalcin, Professor Esin Kanberoglu, Dr. Ludmila Lazar, and internationally well known pianist Graham Scott. Hülya has more than 20 years of continuous professional piano teaching experience.

Hülya teaches at several music schools in the Chicago area. Also, she has been invited several times as a judge to the Roberta Savler Piano Contest of the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA). Hülya has been performing as an ensemble member of Palomar with Access Contemporary Music (ACM) for the last 8 years.