Ayla Erdem Richards

Ayla Erdem Richards

Ever since I can remember, I have played some kind of musical instrument. I began playing violin when I was two years old and I started playing piano at the age of four. As I got older, my appreciation for piano grew, and so did my love of music. I slowly realized the value of being able to express myself through what I was playing and saw the healing powers of music. I have and continue to expand my knowledge of music to other instruments including guitar and ukulele, and I hope to continue to learn to play as many instruments as possible before going off to college and majoring in musical studies.

You can find Ayla’s 2022 International Piano Competition performance here.