Celil Refik Kaya

About Celil Refik Kayae


Since his concert debut at the age of 6, Celil has received high promised repetitions and accolades for his myriad accomplishments at an early age.

Winning First Prize in the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition with the Buffalo Philharmonic; Top prizewinner of international guitar competitions including Sofia Bulgaria, Naxos Greece, Vienna, Istanbul, and throughout the United States, highlighted awards winner at top competitions such as 2012 Guitar Foundation of America(GFA), Indiana International Guitar Competititon, Schadt String Competition, Philadelphia Guitar Competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Pearl and Julius Rising Young Stars, Columbus State and Louisville Guitar Competitions.

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Celil Refik Kaya - Introduction Lessons

Celil Refik Kaya - Goldberg Variations (J.S. Bach)

Celil Refik Kaya shares insights on J.S. Bach’s masterpiece for piano, the Goldberg Variations. Kaya begins with the Aria, demonstrating the piece’s distinct galant style and how one should bring out its characteristic qualities in their interpretation.
Variations covered in this lesson include 1, 5, 7, 10, 21, and 18 which Kaya plays in that order.
Technical aspects discussed include the importance of maintaining a light left hand and implementing slow practice when learning this piece.

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Celil Refik Kaya - Study No. 3, Op. 60 (Carcassi)

Celil Refik Kaya walks through Matteo Carcassi’s Study No. 3, Op. 60, addressing basic aspects such as the role harmony and chromaticism play in deciding dynamics, the proper interpretation of appoggiaturas, and the grouping of phrases. Along with these musical aspects, Kaya also touches on techniques such as right hand planting and the use of rest stroke to accent important notes.

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