Hande Dalkilic was born in Ankara-Turkey. After her initial piano lessons with Prof. Guherdal Karamanoglu Cakirsoy, she started her academic training in Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in 1989. Here, she studied with Prof. Ersin Onay up to the level of doctorate, cultivating her prowess and her musical formation, which had already begun to mature and distinguish at young ages. During this period and afterwards she studied and discussed musical ideas with distinguished pianist- pedagogs as Gyorgy Sandor, Sebastian Benda and Prof.George Sava. Since the very early periods of her professional career, Hande Dalkilic has attracted notice also with her researcher side, nourished by her fine artistic perception. It is through these qualities that she has attained a mature interpretation and a wide repertoire at a young age.
Her first CD, which includes the world premier of A. Adnan Saygun‘s Op.76 Piano Sonata was released in 2000 under the BMP label. This recording was re-released in 2007, again on the BMP label. She also became the editor of Saygun’s op.76 Sonata (hand-wiriting) which was published by Peer Music Classical (Hamburg) in 2012. Ms. Dalkilic has also recorded Saygun’s Op. 34, 1st. Piano Concerto (BMP), Muammer Sun‘s “Country Colours ” for solo piano (BMP and KALAN), Cemal Resit Rey’s “Variations on an Istanbul Folk Song” for piano and orchestra and complete solo piano works of Ulvi Cemal Erkin (KALAN). The new albume of Ms.Dalkilic “Tunes of The Upper Euphrates” (Yukari Firat Ezgileri) consists of 9 folk-songs were dedicated to the artist by the composer Cetin Isikozlu and has been released by Kalan Music Label. Her CDs of Turkish composers together with this one is an indication of the artist’s consciously chosen and carefully shaped professional career as a performer of Turkish composers. She likes to pay special attention to feature works by Turkish composers especially at her concerts abroad.
She has participated in some important festivals, including the 34th International Sofia Music Festival, International Cartage Festival in Tunisia 2002, the 18th , 22nd, 27th.and 33th.International Ankara Music Festivals, 5th. International Antalya Piano Festival, 9th. and 14th. International Bellapais Festival in North Cyprus, D-Marin Turgut Reis 5th International Music Festival, “Piano Echos” 14.th International Piano Festival Monferrato, Italy, 30thInternational Sarajevo Winter Festival 2014, 11th. Tallinn Chamber Music Festival and 5th.International “Marile Serate Musicale” Chamber Music Festival Romania.Besides her performances as guest soloist with all Turkish State Symphonies, private orchestras and foreign orchestras, Hande Dalkilic has also given recitals and chamber music concerts in such countries as Bulgaria, Bosna-Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Tunisia, Ukraine and U.S.A. She got her Associate Professor degree in March 2006 and then her Professor degree on November 2013 in Hacettepe Ankara State Conservatory where she currently teaches. Besides her role as an European Piano Teachers Association Turkey representative she continues her career as a soloist through her concerts both home and abroad, together with her radio and TV broadcasts. Her profound and genuine interpretations, with a powerful technique that forms her virtuosity, reach a wider audience by the day.
Cetin Isikozlu, Tunes of theUpper Euphrates
Ulvi Cemal Erkin Complete Works for Solo Piano
Cemal Reşit Rey Variations on an Istanbul Folk Song
Ahmed Adnan Saygun – 2nd Edition
Ahmed Adnan Saygun
Muammer Sun Country Colors
Muammer Sun Country Colors
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Concerto