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.

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