Famous Composers from Turkey

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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 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. At the age of 4, she was discovered to possess the Absolute Pitch, and admitted to the school for gifted children at the age of 4.5, drawing the interest of the Moscow State Conservatory academicians. She continued her education at the Tashkent division of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

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

Age: 69

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

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