Ahmet Altınel

Born in Istanbul. Graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Conservatory Istanbul where he studied violin with Çigdem Iyicil and composition with Cengiz Tanç and Volkan Barut. Studied viola in Germany, at Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Nobuko Imai. Further studies of composition with Pieter Snapper. His compositions have been played in various cities in Turkey, Europe and United States, In 2008 he won European Composer Award, the first prize in composition competition of Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin. He teaches composition and music theory at İstanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Conservatory Composition Department. He is a member Istanbul based contemporary music ensemble, Diskant.

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