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Guldiyar Tanridagli: Pianist and Musical Composer

Guldiyar Tanrıdağlı is a pianist and musical composer currently based in Turkey.

She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory in the Piano Department and worked as an associate professor for piano education. Afterwards, she completed a master’s in concert piano at the Austrian Mozarteum Music University.

While completing her master’s degree, Guldiyar also studied film music, and entered the film music industry in Turkey. She worked as a TV series and film music composer at Kalan Music from 2012 to 2018, and was the musical soundtrack composer for several well-known Turkish films and TV series, including Babam (2017), Kapi (2019), Seni Cok Bekledim (2021), and Baba (2022). Additionally, she was a nominee for the Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Awards in 2019 for best music in the film Kapi. Congrats!

Her first album, the Rachmaninov Anatolian Project (2015), came from her own music company, Tanrıdağlı Music. She has arranged seven folk songs—Haydar Haydar, Nightingale in a Golden Cage, These Mountains are of Coal, This World is a Window, The Thin Smoke of the Euphrates Side, I Dried a Rose, and Mersin in Front of Their House.

Some of her other astounding accomplishments include attending the Salzburg Mozarteum University—one of the most prestigious music universities in Europe.

Further, she was a dancer and classical ballet instructor at the Sead Dance University in Salzburg. She completed her dance training education abroad with instructors from Beijing Dance Academy and Bolshoi Ballet, then continued her education in Turkey with Cem Ertekin and Murat Kurtulmuş in the Contemporary Ballet Ensemble.

Incredible work, Guldiyar! Be sure to listen to her music!

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