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10 January 2013, 16:19
A young Turkish pianist and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music has become an unlikely sensation after recording a Lisztian interpretation of the works of Pink Floyd.
Turkish pianist Aysedeniz Gokcin has become an unlikely sensation after her recording of legendary prog rock band Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall' was picked up by various online media across Europe, turning her rendition into a surprise hit.
Gokcin, who completed a Master's degree at the Royal Academy of Music last year, has released an EP of Pink Floyd covers entitled Pink Floyd Lisztified, inspired in part by the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth and by his legendary rockstar lifestyle.
She told Intropia: "I was inspired by Liszt’s legacy, his showmanship as a touring pianist - he was one of the first to play to audiences as big as 3000 people at a time. And I love Pink Floyd’s music."
Currently Gokcin is due to play a concert in London at St James' Piccadilly on April 25th. You can listen to her version of 'Another Brick In The Wall' below.