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Utar Artun (Utar Dündarartun) was born in Ankara, Turkey on April 6, 1987. He started his primary education in a private school in 1993 until 1998. Then he became successful in the entrance exam of Hacettepe University State Conservatory in 1998. He began his music education in the Classical Percussion Department of Hacettepe University, Ankara State Conservatory in 1998. Utar Artun took first lessons from Haşim Yedican and afterwards he became Tarkan Yedican’s pupil at the same department. He attended to Prof. İlhan Baran’s “Jazz and Contemporary Music” and “Romantic Music” courses in 2003. In 2006, he arranged musical pieces for the theater play “The 7 Women”. Artun also arranged many movie soundtracks and oldies for Symphony Orchestra. During his education, he participated in some workshops about classical percussion, jazz/blues and Latin music in Hacettepe Conservatory. At the same time, he performed as the drummer of “Hacettepe Jazz Quintet”. Also, he is the piano player, arranger and composer of “Betone Quartet”. In 2008, Artun graduated from Percussion Department of Hacettepe Conservatory with 2nd Degree of School Placement Award. (Turkey)
After graduation, he participated in The European Scholarship Tours of Berklee College of Music in Paris and was accepted as a scholarship student. He is the student of Berklee College of Music in Film Scoring & Jazz Composition, Dual Major. He was awarded for highly “Honorable Mention” from Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition. In 2010 January, one of his compositions was selected for Jazz Revaluation CD.
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curriculum_vitae_utar_dundarartun_0537758.pdf - Resume
artistic_bio_of_utar_dundarartun.pdf - Artistic Bio