1 – ENDER ÇABUKER
Ender Çabuker is a multi-award winning Turkish composer, arranger, songwriter, music producer. His usual signature is “Turkish/Arabic Strings” and he’s well-known for his wide arrangement capabilities. (Turkish Arabesk/Arabesque, Oriental, Hip Hop, R&B, Turkish Pop, Classical) He composed/arranged multi-platinum hits for Turkish pop stars like Mustafa Ceceli, Nilüfer, Murat Dalkılıç, Emre Altuğ, Özgün, Tuğba Yurt. Also Ender Çabuker hit the foreign music lists with his songs in Bulgaria, which Bulgarian pop stars Toni Storaro & Teodora vocalized.
2 – FAZIL SAY
Fazıl Say scored a further great success with his first symphony, the Istanbul Symphony, premiered in 2010 at the conclusion of his five-year residency at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Jointly commissioned by the WDR and the Konzerthaus Dortmund in the framework of Ruhr. 2010, the work constitutes a vibrant and poetic tribute to the metropolis on the Bosporus and its millions of inhabitants. The same year saw the composition, among other pieces, of his Divorce String Quartet (based on atonal principles), and commissioned works like the Piano Concerto Nirvana Burning for the Salzburg Festival and a Trumpet Concerto for the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, premiered by Gábor Boldoczki.
3 – ATİLLA ÖZDEMİROĞLU
Born on 5 January 1943 in Ankara, Özdemiroğlu got interested in playing music already in his early years. At his age of eight, he took private lessons on violin. Özdemiroğlu played in several other music groups and also for Turkish pop stars like Ajda Pekkan, Nilüfer, Kayahan and Sezen Aksu. One of his compositions, Pet’r Oil, was selected for Turkey’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, where he conducted the orchestra himself. Özdemiroğlu was awarded five times for his film scores at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and twice at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival. Outside of his career as a musician, Attila was one of the co-founders of Anadolu.net the first Internet Service Provider in Turkey together with Riza Nur Pacalioglu and Tony Yustein.
4 – ANJELIKA AKBAR
Anjelika Akbar is a Turkish composer and pianist of Uzbek descent. She was born Anjelika Rosenbaum Akbar to a family of a Jewish musician-philosopher father and an Uzbek musician mother. She could play the piano and read music at the age of 2,5. Akbar began taking private piano lessons when she became 3 years old. Her first master was V.Lipovetsky, one of the founders of Chinese Harbin Conservatory and a teacher at the Moscow Conservatory.
Orhan Gencebay is a Turkish musician, bağlama virtuoso, composer, singer, arranger, music producer, music director. Throughout his career, Orhan has performed leading roles in 36 movies, has been a composer almost in 90 movies, composed of about a thousand works, released almost 35 singles, 15 albums, and dozens of MCs. His albums sold out over 65 million legal copies. Orhan Gencebay refused the term arabesque, saying it was inadequate to define his style. In 1972, he founded the Kervan Record Company, which became very successful, attracting many other talented musicians such as Erkin Koray, Ajda Pekkan, Muazzez Abaci, Mustafa Sagyasar, Ahmet Ozhan, Kamuran Akkor, Semiha Yanki, Samime Sanay, Neşe Karaböcek, Bedia Akarturk, Nil Burak, Ziya Taskent, Semiramis Pekkan and Ferdi Ozbegen.
This is the list of famous composers from Turkey, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Turkey. If you’re trying to find out the names of famous Turkish composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. This list can help answer the questions “Who are some Turkish composers of note?” and “Who are the most famous composers from Turkey?” These prominent composers of Turkey may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they’re all respected Turkish composers. Top 10 Composers of Turkey Istanbul. Best Composers of Turkey Istanbul. Best Arrangers in Istanbul. Turkish Strings Arabic Strings Studio Recording.