About the Artist
Angela Otcuoglu, began her career at the age of seven at the Istanbul University State Conservatory. Her outstanding performance won her the first prize at the 2003 Yamaha Competition. Throughout her career, she participated in the masterclasses of Andrei Diev, Merited Artist of Russia, who described her as “a very talented, intelligent pianist”. She also had the opportunity to work with Diane Andersen, Bruno Canino, Pablo Galdo, and Robert Silverman...
Angela successfully completed the Istanbul University State Conservatory’s Superior Studies Program in the same year as her graduation from Pierre Loti High School (French International School in Istanbul). In 2013, she began her academic life at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Canada where she received her Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Professor Marina Mdivani, who performed for such eminent musicians as Emil Gilels, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich.
She has achieved top prizes in various international competitions for piano and composition, winning awards in Canada, the United States, Russia, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Poland and Vienna.
Angela successfully finished her Master's degree in piano performance with Professor Sara Laimon and graduated from The Global Leaders Program, an executive graduate certificate in social entrepreneurship, teaching artistry, civic leadership, cultural agency, and organizational management.
As a collaborative pianist, the young musician has enjoyed working with Jean Marchand, Theodore Baskin, and vocal coaches such as Annamaria Popescu, Michael McMahon, and Joanne Kolomyjec on a variety of art-song. A versatile soloist, Angela readily adapts to the demands of many classical genres and composers.
A strong believer in social change through music, Angela performed, presented lectures, taught masterclasses in South America to support music education, and performed in retirement homes in South and North America. In addition to her musical skills, Angela also expresses her artistic vision through original music-inspired designs. These distinctive creations are available on a range of lifestyle products, allowing enthusiasts and supporters to enjoy a piece of her artistic flair in their everyday lives..
She is currently engaged as an educator, composer, performer, and artistic director of Las Conchillas International Music Competition. Angela holds the role of President at the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) in Canada. In this capacity, she contributes to a global effort of enhancing piano education and performance, supporting young pianists, and fostering a united musical community.
Expanding her dedication to holistic musician development, Angela has launched 'Virtuoso Pathways', an innovative online program designed to nurture both the artistic and personal growth of musicians. This unique program offers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on enhancing musical skills, mental and physical well-being, and fostering a supportive musical community. 'Virtuoso Pathways' reflects Angela’s commitment to guiding musicians towards a balanced, fulfilling career, and a harmonious life in music.