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List of notable or famous composers from Turkey, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Turkey and even some popular composers who immigrated to Turkey. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Turkish composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Turkey is included when available.

List includes Darío Moreno, Orhan Gencebay and more.

This historic composers from Turkey 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.

Use this list of renowned Turkish composers to discover some new composers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (14 items)
Anjelika Akbar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Turkey
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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 ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Profession: Pianist, Musician, Composer

Credits: Saving Flipper

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Atilla Özdemiroğlu


Atilla Özdemiroğlu, aka Attila Özdemiroğlu, is a Turkish composer and arranger. He is best known for his award winning film scores in the 1970s and 1980s. ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Composer

Credits: Clock Tower, Cholera Street, Time of the Plums, Motherland Hotel, Mr. Muhsin, + more


Bora Ayanoğlu is an actor and a composer. ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Turkey, Istanbul

Profession: Film Score Composer, Actor, Composer

Credits: Ankara Express, Karamurat

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Burak Güven is a Turkish musician, bass player, and one of the backing singers in the rock band Mor ve Ötesi. ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Profession: Musician, Composer, Singer

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