With the latest announcement of Washington State's four-phase "Safe Start" plan and continued gathering restrictions, the concert promoter RCSG LLC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Saturday, October 17 performance of Smells Like Beethoven (Piano Concert featuring AyşeDeniz Gökçin).

Smells Like Beethoven!

For the first time in Seattle, Pink Floyd and Nirvana in classical piano arrangements by AyşeDeniz Gökçin! 

AyşeDeniz Gökçin (pronounced Eye-Shae Den-ees) is a celebrated pianist, composer and arranger known for her inventive synthesis of classical and rock music. Recognized internationally, she now performs for fans worldwide to sold-out shows. She has appeared on BBC News, Vogue, Classic FM, Prog Rock Magazine, and more.

A child prodigy in her native Turkey, AyşeDeniz made her concerto debut aged just nine and went on to train at Eastman School of Music in Rochester and London's Royal Academy of Music.

After three of her piano arrangements of Pink Floyd songs in the style of Franz Liszt went viral, AyşeDeniz attracted the attention of the progressive rock listeners and was featured on Pink Floyd’s Official Facebook Page. After multiple requests from fans, she completed the "Pink Floyd Classical Concept” album and performed it in Argentina, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Portugal, United States, and Turkey.

In 2014, AyşeDeniz won the Argentinian Association of Cable Television Music Award. In 2015 her new album Nirvana Project dedicated to Kurt Cobain reached the UK Top 10 Classical Charts on iTunes. In 2016, she was named the ‘Pianist of the Year’ in Turkey, and in 2017, she made her debut at New York City’s iconic venue ‘Le Poisson Rouge’.

In Seattle, AyşeDeniz will perform classical pieces by Beethoven, rock arrangements of Pink Floyd and Nirvana songs and original compositions.

“We love what this pianist is doing for the world of classical music. As she says herself in her Instagram bio, she is “uniting classical and non-classical audiences.” And she is doing so startlingly well.” – Classic FM

“Once again AyseDeniz fuses classic rock with classical via a dramatic and gripping performance" – Rafe Offer, Co-Founder of Sofar Sounds

Benaroya Hall Events

Dates and Tickets

  • 17 Oct (Sat) 2020 7:00PM


Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall