Chestnut Hill College Presents New Steinway Master Artist Series Classical Pianist Meral Güneyman to Perform

Release Date: Friday, February 3, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Steinway performance artist Meral Gϋneyman, state artist of the Republic of Turkey will deliver a guest performance as part of the Steinway Master Artist series on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. 


Meral Güneyman is a classical pianist with a strong affinity for jazz and her album "Playful Virtuosity" with Dick Hyman was a Grammy contender in 2007. Güneyman made her orchestral debut in the United States under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas as the first prize winner of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Young Artist's Competition. She was promptly reengaged by Thomas to play the Schumann Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Her Carnegie Hall debut was as the winner of the East & West Artists' International Competition. After winning the prestigious William Kapell International Competition at the University of Maryland, Güneyman performed with Leon Fleischer and the Baltimore Symphony. Her accolades further include being the winner of the Juilliard School's Chopin Concerto Competition and as a Naumburg Competition finalist, which once again brought her to Carnegie Hall.


Güneyman performed last May for the College’s celebration of becoming an All-Steinway School. To learn more about Meral Güneyman, visit her Web site, 


The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To register for the event, please email