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Banu Sözüar was born in Istanbul. After graduating from the 'Istanbul State Conservatory' she was accepted to the 'Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst' in Vienna where she pursued her studies with professors Bruno Seidlhofer and also had Master Courses with Alfred Brendel, Paul Badura-Skoda and Jörg Demus. Later she advaned studies with Prof. Leonid Brumberg.

Banu Sözüar made her debut with Liszt's E-Flat-Major 'piano concerto' at the age of 15 in a concert with the 'Istanbul Radio Symphony Orchestra', embarking on an international career that embraced orchestral and recital performance in europe, middle east, asia, africa, australia and south america. She made comprehensive concert tours in russia, asia and south america playing various recitals and performing at the same with orchestra such as Novosibirsk, Singapore and 'Cuban National Symphony'.

Banu Sözüar made recordings for a number of radio and TV companies including the Austrian broadcasting Company (ORF), Russian TV, Singapore radio and TV, RTBF of Belgium, TRT of Turkey, radio national Buenos Aires, Australia's ABC and Germany's ZDF and NDR. She made CD recordings which include works of Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Liadov, Milhaud and Schostakovich, as well as contemporary composers. After playing at the 'Istanbul International Music Festival' where she performed, together with Alexander Jenner, Poulenc's 'concerto for two pianos' with 'Istanbul symphony orchestra' under Anatole Fistoulari, she was then selected for a concert program 'Chercons des Noms' at the grand auditorium de la Maison de la radio in Brussel's playing Chopin's '2. piano concerto' which was live broadcast to 12 european countries and Canada with 'Le Nouvel Orchestra Symphonique de la R.T.B.F.', directed by Yoav Talmi.