Concert pianist who became known for her mastery of Romantic-era repertoire.
She was able to begin studying at France's Paris Conservatory when she was seven thanks to a special law passed by the Turkish parliament that allowed her to study abroad.
Her prolific recording career included laying down Beethoven's complete piano sonatas and concertos.
Her parents knew she was gifted and began her piano lessons when she was five.
She was taught by Wilhelm Kempff and Alfred Cortot.