Date of Birth: August 29, 2000
School: The Juilliard School of Music
Teacher: Yoheved Kaplinsky
Concerto: Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Eylul Esme Bolucek, 21, is a senior at the Juilliard School, pursuing a Bachelor of
Piano Performance under the private instruction of Yoheved Kaplinsky.
Born in Ankara, Turkey, Esme began her studies with Oya Unler, and had her first solo
appearance with Bilkent Symphony Orchestra at age 10. Esme has had solo and chamber
performances throughout Europe and North America, performing in music festivals such
as Antalya Piano Festival, Mozarteum Salzburg, and Aspen Music Festival.
She has studied with esteemed piano pedagogues including Robert Levin, Dina Yoffe,
Dmitri Alexeev, and Andrea Bonatta. Esme has graduated from Professional Children’s
School and Juilliard Pre-College in 2018.