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Leyla Zeynalova

Piano Faculty


Leyla Zeynalova is an engaging performer and educator in the Boston area. After graduating from the Baku Music Academy she received an invitation to continue her education at the Longy School of Music, USA.She is the laureate of many international and republican competitions and festivals. She  has performed in England, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Russia, United States of America,  United Arab Emirates, Georgia and Estonia. During her musical career she has explored musicians as Donald Berman, Christopher Elton, Gila Goldstein, Aleksander Ghindin, Eliso Bolkvadze, Gintaras Janusevicius, Aleksander Sandler, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Boris Bekhterev, Ruvim Ostrovsky, James Kirby, Rostislav Krimer, Nino Katamadze, Stanislaw Dea, Adelya Alieva, Irina Osipova, Mira Marchenko, Heribert Koch.  Since 2014 her name was entered in the “Golden Book” of young talents of Azerbaijan Republic by the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic and was granted a special President Scholarship. On August 2022 she performed a solo recital in the birthplace of F.Chopin in Zelazowa Wola, Poland with an invitation from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the F.Chopin Institute.On February 2020 she won the XIII International F.Chopin Competition in Narva, Estonia. She received the Grand Prix, EMCY prize and five special prizes. In addition, she is a winner of the V International “Alborado” Competition in Barcelona, Spain and she was invited to perform a recital in London UK. Leyla Zeynalova was a participant of “Feuerwerk” Winter Academy in Germany and played concerts in different cities. On October 2019 she won the 8th Riga International Competition for young pianists in Latvia. She received I prize and three special prizes (invitation to the festival in Germany).  On February 2018 she awarded “Youth Award” for her successful activity by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan. She received Grand Prix in the international competition “World Harmony” in Baku and was invited to Turkey for solo recital.On November 2017 she received II prize and special prize for the best performance of romantic piece in the “The 10th Young pianist of the North” International competition in Newcastle, England.Leyla Zeynalova is a prizewinner of the “Bärenreiter Urtexprize” in the 15th Ettlingen International competition in Germany. On February 2016 she received I prize in the International competition EPTA Belgium in Brussels. 


Baku Academy of Music: Baku, Azerbaijan

Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance

Longy School of Music: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Masters of Music in Piano Performance (currently completing)

Leyla Zeynalova
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