Tolga Bedir Tolga Bedir

In the early years of his conservatory education Tolga Bedir’s success attracted the attention of his teachers and he gained their full support which later would play an important role in his future musical development.

At age 14, he discovered his interest in jazz music and began to work on his own jazz projects. In the following years he discovered one of the world's leading jazz pianist’s, Aydın Esen's music, which would later be a guiding light for his own jazz works.

In 2005 he was accepted to one of the world's leading schools for jazz music, the Berklee College of Music, with a 45% scholarship. There he attended the Jazz Composition Department and took classes for piano and drums. Ray Santisi, also Aydın Esen's teacher once, was one of the valuable teachers he took lessons from.

He received bachelor's degrees from the Composition and Orchestral Conducting Department (2009) and from the Violin Department (2011) of the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory.

Tolga Bedir composed, arranged, performed, recorded many projects, including albums, music for film and tv series and symphonic concert arrangements for many local and international pop and jazz artists, including Gloria Gaynor, Amii Stewart, Keisha Brown, Tony Jones, Kai Eckardt, Trilok Gurtu, Aydin Esen, Kenwood Dannerd, Ricky Ford, James Galway, Lena Chamamyan, Lara Fabian, Jean Francois Michael, Christian Adam, French Mediterranean symphony and many more.

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