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Cenk Erdoğan

Born in Istanbul in 1979.

Began his music career with Murat Ermutlu at Özel Kalamış High School.

In 1997 he won a four-year scholarship at İstanbul Bilgi University Music (Composition) Department. He studied guitar techniques and expression styles with Kamil Özler, Neşet Ruacan and Sevket Akıncı, and elaborated on jazz composition and arrangement techniques with Aydin Esen, Ali Perret, Can Kozlu and Kamil Özler.

He studied classical composition techniques with Kent Mete.

He played at various jazz clubs with the band “On Cue”, which he formed in 2000.

In 2001 he graduated with a First Class Honours from Bilgi University Music Department.

Since 2003, he has been working with Cengiz ONURAL and Bora EBEOĞLU in the production of TV series soundtracks and movie soundtracks.

In October 2004, upon the invitation of David “FUZE” Fiuczynski, he held a workshop at the Berklee COLLEGE OF MUSIC on fretless guitar and modes in Turkish music. 
In 2007 he took part in Cengiz ONURAL’s album entitled “Bir Nefes Hayat” as an arranger. The album was released by Kalan Music (

In 2008 he recorded his first album “İLE”, which was produced by Sinan Sakızlı within Baykuş Music. In this album, Arda Baykurt is on the drums and Alper Kılıç is on the bass.

The same year, with Aria, he composed and arranged the soundtrack for the movie “Issız Adam”, which is written and directed by Çağan Irmak, and won Yeşilçam “Soundtrack of the Year 2009” prize.

In 2009 Cenk Erdoğan Trio feat. Tineke Postma played in the 16th İstanbul Jazz Festival.

The same year, he played with Yinon Muallem ensemble in “Karawane 2009” festival, organized in Bochum.

Also the same year, he played with the trio he formed with Nihan Devecioğlu and Adam Matta in Zaltsburg Music Fest, Bayreuth Young Artists Fest, and Bonn Summer Fest.

In 2010 he played in “Turkophony all stars” band with Trilok Gurtu and Doninique di Piazza.

In 2011 he played in “Turkophony all stars” band with Dave Weckl,Kai Eckhardt,Eric levy

He still composes and arranges television series soundtracks and movie soundtracks with Aria Music, and gives concerts with Cenk Erdoğan Trio…

Television Series Soundtracks and Movie Soundtracks:

* Afganistan Belgeseli – TV8

* Hircin Menekse -Kanal D , Çinaralti -TRT 1 , Adi Ask Olsun- Kanal D , Ekmek Teknesi -Show TV, Disi Kus-ATV, Aga Kizi- Kanal D, 
Mavi Rüya -STV , Ilk Askim -ATV, Kırık Kanatlar -Kanal D , Yagmurdan sonra -STV,Bıçak sırtı-Kana D,Yol Arkadaşım Kanal D,