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Turkish Composer Evrim Demirel Biography
Turkish Composer Evrim Demirel
EVRİM DEMİREL 1977 İZMİR TURKEY

Turkish composer, jazz pianist Evrim Demirel was educated in Izmir High School of Fine Arts and he studied piano with Nergis Sakirzade. Then he enrolled at Bilkent University in Ankara becoming a student in the Theory-Composition Department of the Music and Performing Arts Faculty. He earned his B.A. from this institution studying composition with Elhan Bakihanov, and went to the Netherlands for further music studies in Rotterdam Conservatory. He studied jazz piano under Rob van Kreeveld, electronic music under Rene Uijlenhoet and composition under Klaas de Vries and graduated from the composition and jazz- piano departments in 2005. Afterwards he has studied composition with Theo Loevendie in Amsterdam Conservatory and obtained his master degree in 2007.

Currently he is studying composition in Mimar Sianan University as a Ph.D. student and working as a regular teacher in Yildiz Technical University Music Department in Istanbul.

Almost all of the works of Evrim Demirel were composed upon commissions and performed accordingly. Some of his works have been published by Donemus.

His pieces performed by, Schoenberg Ensemble, Asko Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Doelen Ensemble, Estonian National Symphonic Orchestra, Nederlands Strijkers Gilde, Holland Symfonia, Phoenix Ensemble Basel, Camerata Varaible Ensemble and among others.



 
"Combining Western and non-Western instruments Demirel explores a wide variety of timbres. He does this with a keen intellectual understanding of the various elements he works with, achieving an extraordinary freshness in his music."

RENE VAN PEER - Critic
Prizes

In Project Jonge Componisten 2004, He has won the 2nd prize with Ottoman Miniatures . The piece has been performed by Holland Symfonia.

In The International Lepo Sumera Composition Contest for Young Composers 2003 he has won the finalist diploma with Evolution . The piece has been performed by Estonian National Symphonic Orchestra