Death of a leading Turkish pianist

Death of a leading Turkish pianist


norman lebrecht

May 22, 2023

The pianist Ersin Onay, professor at Bilkent university, died today aged 74.

He is the ex-husband of the pianist Gülsin Onay.


  • Oliveira Erdinç says:

    A great musician, pedagogue, a refined, warm hearted man. May he rest in peace.

  • Miriam Fournet says:

    My husband and I worked meny times at Bilkent with Ersin Onay. A talented and dedicated pianist and musician. Many wonderful memories of our collaborations with him and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. RIP dear Ersin, Miriam Fournet