Timur Selçuk passed away Pianist, composer and interpreter Timur Selçuk, one of the master names of the music world, passed away.
One of the unforgettable masters of Turkish music, Münir Nurettin Selçuk, and Timur Selçuk, son of theater artist Şehime Erton, left us at the age of 74, leaving unforgettable works in the world of music.
WHO IS TIMUR SELÇUK?
Timur Selçuk, the son of Turkish classical music composer Münir Nurettin Selçuk and theater artist Şehime Erton, was born in Istanbul on July 2, 1945.
After graduating from Galatasaray High School, Timur Selçuk, who continued his composition and orchestra management department at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in Paris, started playing piano at the age of 5.
Selçuk, who completed pieces such as "For Leaving", "Where Are You", "White Dove" or "Spanish Meyhanesi" after returning from Paris, sang songs composed by Orhan Veli, Attila İlhan and Nazım Hikmet's poems. In 1976, he founded the Istanbul Chamber Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Center where he raised his own students. He worked for 10 years at Ankara Art Theater, composed for Bilgesu Erenus' play "Nereye Payidar", composed the music of Uğur Mumcu's "Sakıncalı Piyadesi", and also "804 İşçi", "Ferhat ile Şirin", "Şeyh Bedrettin Epic" He made the music for the plays "," Tak-Tik "," Little Adam What Has You Been You "," Nickname Goncagül "and" Galilei-Galileo ". He also composed background music for films such as "Sarıpınar 1914", "Üç İstanbul", "Cahide", "A Season in Hakkari".
In 1998, he received the title of State Artist by the Ministry of Culture.