Famous Composers from Turkey

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.

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  • Anjelika Akbar
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Anjelika Akbar (born 1969 in Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union) is a Turkish composer, pianist and writer.
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • Atilla Özdemiroğlu

    Attila Özdemiroğlu (5 January 1943 – 20 April 2016) was a Turkish composer and arranger. He was best known for his award winning film scores in the 1970s and 1980s.
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
  • Bora Ayanoğlu is an actor and a composer.
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Turkey, Istanbul
  • Burak Güven (born October 9, 1975) is a Turkish musician, bass player, and one of the backing singers in the rock band Mor ve Ötesi.
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Marmara Region, Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul Province, Greater Istanbul
  • David Arugete (3 April 1921 – 1 December 1968), commonly known under his stage name Darío Moreno, was a Turkish-Jewish polyglot singer, an accomplished composer, lyricist, and guitarist. He attained fame and made a remarkable career centred in France which also included films, during the 1950s and the 1960s. He became famous with his 1961 song Brigitte Bardot.
    • Age: Dec. at 47 (1921-1968)
    • Birthplace: Turkey, Aydın
  • Deniz Erdoğan is a film score composer and composer.
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Hakkari, Turkey