Deniza Dërdovski was born in Prizren, Kosovo in 1990. She started to play the piano at age of 9 with her first piano professor Indira Çipa. During her education with Dr. Çipa, Deniza started her solo recital career at a young age of 14, followed with many competitions, masterclasses and concerts in Kosovo and abroad.
In 2012 Deniza started her bachelor degree at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, State Conservatory in Istanbul, Turkey with virtuoso pianist Dr. Hülya Tarcan. During her studies in Istanbul with Tarcan, she was also coached by Elif Gökçe Türkili and Birce Arslan to specialize in Chopin Etudes and Beethoven Sonatas.
In 2017 Ms. Dërdovski was accepted to Central Michigan University as a master’s degree student with a full graduate assistantship in piano performance where she studied with Dr. Alexandra Mascolo-David. During her studies at CMU, Deniza was exposed to many music conferences and elective classes where she also discovered her entrepreneurial skills.
In 2019 after finishing her master’s degree, she moved to Miami, Florida and started her company “Miami Elite Music” focused on teaching piano to all levels and ages, and weekly performances. In meanwhile proceeding her academic career at Miami Dade College as Music Coach.
Deniza throughout her journey as a pianist has attended many international masterclasses such as Royal Birmingham Conservatory Piano Masterclass and Concerts, International Pera Piano Festival, Gümüşlük International Music Festival, Miami International Piano Festival where she worked with world renown pianists that shaped her artistry.
Deniza is an active member of Florida Music Education Association, Miami Chopin Foundation and Steinway Educational Partnership Program.
Audience, musicians, and students are drawn to her vibrant and soulful performances, engaging personality, and professionalism.
Passionate about sharing her music, knowledge and experience, Deniza has been working on her biggest project, 1st Piano Festival “Masterclass with the Masters” as she invited her most influential ‘piano masters’ from around the world to lecture and perform with her in Kosovo as a form of giving back to her home country and its extraordinary talented musicians. Deniza’s goal with her first piano festival is to inspire students not only by demonstrating how to play but also providing lectures, recitals and resources to help students navigate their path in their careers after graduation.