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Utar Artun

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: 1987    

Utar Artun

Utar Artun was born in Ankara, Turkey . In 2006, he arranged musical pieces for the theater play “The 7 Women”. Artun arranged many movie soundtracks and oldies for symphonic orchestra, and the Bursa Regional Symphony Orchestra performed his arrangements and compositions in live concerts such as the 2008-2011 New Year Concert and the International Bursa Music Festival in 2009. Artun performed in 7th Eskisehir Jazz Festival, 12th International Ankara Jazz Festival, 6th International Mersin Music Festival and 25th International Ankara Music Festival. In 2008, Artun graduated from Percussion Department of Hacettepe Conservatory with 2nd Rank (runner-up) Degree of School Placement Award. (Turkey) After graduation, he participated to European Scholarship Tours of Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2.5 years with summa cum laude degree. He was awarded for highly “Honorable Mention” from Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition, Barnes&Noble award, 5 Dean’s List awards, Outstanding Pianist award, Arif Mardin Scholarship Award and Brian Oliver Memorial Award. He was among the finalist of ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composers Competition (2010) and Young Jazz Composers Competition (2011). In January 2010 and 2012, one of his compositions was selected to Jazz Revaluation CD. He is currently a JRR artist of Berklee College of Music and Artun was a part of Birds of Feather, Octave and Ripple Effect albums. In October 2011, he performed with Kevin Eubanks in the studio recording session of WGBH Studios - Boston, MA. During his education, He’s been in workshops, concert performances and clinics with Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Simon Shaheen, Kenwood Dennard, Jason Linder and David Fiuczynski. He involves into the Rhythm of the Universe Project as an Arranger, Performer and Orchestrator and Planet MicroJam Institute at Berklee College of Music. ...
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Awards

Awards 2013 Highest award of the SCAMV 1st National Symphonic Composition Contest. 2011 Winner of the 18th HALICI MIDI Composition Contest. 2011 2nd place (runner-up) award in the Berklee Film Scoring Contest 7. 2011 Brian Oliver Memorial Award. 2011 Arif Mardin Scholarship Award. 2011 Barnes&Noble Scholarship Award. 2010-11 Five times awarded for the Dean’s list of Berklee College of Music. 2009 Honorable Mention Award in the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition. 2009-12 Berklee European Tour Scholarship, Berklee International Grant and Outstanding Pianist Scholarship. 2008 Awarded for 2nd place (runner-up) in the School Placement of Conservatory. As a Finalist 2013(cur.) Among the Finalists of TRT Children Choir Composition Contest. 2011 Among the Finalists of The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. 2010 Among the Finalists of The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Awards.

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Boston, MA

Willing to teach:
Beginners

Credentials/Background:
Workshops & Teaching Experience 2013 Feb Run & Teach clinics(workshops) in Finland, Kuopion Konservatorio, Pop & Jazz Konservatorio, Joensuun Konservatorio, Jyvaskylan Ammattiopisto and Sibelius Academy. 2013 Jan Run & Teach workshop for Turkish Air Force Big-Band (Cazın Kartalları) in Ankara 2012 May/Jul Run & Teach clinics(workshops) about micro-tonal music at Hochschule der Künste ~ Bern, Switzerland, Music Academy International ~ Nancy, France, Berklee College of Music ~ Boston, MA and GEZMATAZ ~ Genova.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
2011 Feb. Attended to a workshop & performed with Bobby McFerrin . 2010 Dec. Attended to a workshop – class of Maria Schneider with Prof. Greg Hopkins.

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