December 12, 2016



“Jazz Standarts”




The 7th edition of the festival that is organized on the name of internationally acclaimed flutist named as “the Magic Flute” will be held between the 2nd and 20th of December 2016 in Istanbul and Ankara.
On December the 12th at the Yenimahalle Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center, Erol Erdinç and Şefika Kutluer will play the Jazz Standarts.
Erol Erdinç is one of the foremost musicians of Turkey who is a conductor, composer, arranger, Classical and Jazz pianist.
Sefika Kutluer has 2 Jazz Cds (Bach music in Jazz) in the world market among her 17Cds distributed worldwide.
Accompanying Kutluer at several classical concerts as a conductor, this time, Erol Erdinç plays the Jazz Standarts with her.

Among the foremost musical figures of his country, Erol Erdinç, born in Turkey, is the protagonist of a distinguished career that spans for decades.

He started his studies in piano and composition at the Ankara State Conservatory. He then carried out most his formation in France under Pierre Dervaux and Pierre Petit’s teachings.

Returning to his country, he became a conductor at the Ankara State Opera and Ballet. Afterwards, he moved to work at the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra where he held the position of principal conductor for seventeen years. He has also been the conductor of the Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra, the oldest music institution in Turkey. After being the Dean of Ankara’s Bilkent University Music Faculty, he became a member and teacher of the Ankara Hacettepe University State Conservatory, founded by Paul Hindemith, where he has created and now leads the Hacettepe Symphony Orchestra.

His ability to excel in the varied formats of opera, ballet and symphonic repertoire has led to an impressive number of international engagements, with guest appearances in all of Europe and America.

An educator, composer and orchestrator, his passion for jazz takes him all over the world as a jazz pianist.
An artistic advisor to the Ministry of Culture in the eighties, he has recently occupied the position of General Director of Fine Arts at this institution.

Erol Erdinç is the recipient of France’s “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”, has earned the award of “State Artist” from the Turkish Government and was named “Mavi Nota” music review’s Best conductor of the Year in 2012.

Tickets: 40 – 30 TL (Students 20 TL)

We’d like to extend our gratitude to the Municipality of Yenimahalle for providing the venue.