Aliya Turetayeva is one of the most promising and talented Kazakh pianists of her generation. She received her first piano lesson at the age of five and later moved to Europe to continue her musical studies. She graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne and from the prominent Mozarteum University, Salzburg under the tutelage of Professor Gililov with the highest mark and has additionally studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Belgium.
Aliya appeared at many festivals including the Dresden Music Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the European Classical Festival Ruhr, the International Holland Music Sessions, Festival Pianistico di Spoleto, Aurora Classic Festival, Sweden, Ars Haliaeti Festival, Slovenia and has performed at major international venues such as the Steinway Hall London, WDR Funkhaus Kleiner Sendesaal, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Elgar Room Royal Albert Hall London, Weill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall New York, Bechstein Centre Cologne as part of the Young Professional Series, Alexander Girardi Hall during the Academy Artists Series at Dino Ciani Festival (Italy), St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Billrothaus and Kaisersaal in Vienna, Austria.
Aliya is a prizewinner of the Feurich International Competition in Vienna, the Concert Artists International in New York and the Verao Classico Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. Her other distinctions include winning the Brueser Berger Musikpreis 2018 in Bonn, the Steinway Hall Prize at the KIPC 2019 in Kent, the UK and an Honorable Mention Award at Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, USA. Most recently she was invited to perform at the International Holland Piano Series at the Muziekcentrum in Enschede for maestro Stephen Kovacevich. As a prizewinner of the International Music Competition of the Nordic Strings Academy in Denmark, Aliya will go on China Tour during the season 2020/21.
Aliya additionally worked with many celebrated musicians including Imogen Cooper, Mikhail Voskresensky, Vladimir Krainev, Jiri Hlinka and Stephen Kovacevich.