Prof. Yalcin Tura

Yalcin Tura
Born in Istanbul 1934. He studied violin, harmony and counterpoint and composition. In 1954 he graduated from Galatasaray Lisesi and enrolled at Istanbul University, where he studied Philosophy, Pedagogy and Archeology. Earned his living as a professional composer from 1955 to 1976. He has served as faculty member at the Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music State Conservatoire since 1976 till his retirement in 2001. He was the director of this institution and head of the department of musicology. Tura has done research on the sound system of monophonic Turkish music, gave lectures, published many papers, some books about music and a full transcription of Dimitri Cantemir's treaty. He won many awards for his compositions.
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