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Utar ArtunMusic for Film, TV, and Games and Music Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training
Utar Artun, a native of Ankara, and a Turkish-American composer, stands as a remarkable figure in the world of music. His journey began with a degree in Percussion from Hacettepe Conservatory, followed by an exceptional academic career in Piano and Composition at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, where he graduated summa cum laude and Academic Honors amassing numerous international awards and accolades. A versatile artist, Artun has shared stages and studios with musical luminaries such as Bobby McFerrin, Dave Weckl, Eddie Gomez, Grace Kelly, Antonio Sanchez, and many others, leaving an indelible mark on the international music landscape.
Artun's musical odyssey encompasses a wide range of experiences, from symphonic orchestras and prestigious jazz festivals to international studio recordings and Hollywood film projects. His compositions and arrangements have earned him esteemed recognition, including performances in world-renowned festivals, contests, and competitions. Utar Artun's international presence is felt through his piano performances at prestigious festivals and venues around the world, from Los Angeles to China. Currently, Artun imparts his wisdom as a faculty member at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory Prep School, nurturing the talents of the next generation. With a catalog of over 160 compositions 300 arrangements for symphony orchestras and large ensembles, and a myriad of collaborations, Utar Artun continues to elevate the global music scene with his extraordinary talent and unwavering dedication, cementing his place as a musical luminary.