Köprülü is a multi-faceted musician, concert-giving composer, creating orchestral, solo and chamber music. He presents his early solo piano works between 2005 and 2015 to the audience in the album "Retrospective”, published on online platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, which includes 5 works "Impromptu", Piano Sonata and his first “Scherzo".
Also his latest Piano Concerto (Op.6 - 2018) was awarded in the “10th Eczacıbaşı National Composition Contest” in İzmir - Turkey, by the jury of world-famous Conducters and Concert Pianists such as Gürer Aykal, İdil Biret, Gülsin Onay, Serdar Yalçın, Turgay Erdener, Rengim Gökmen and Hasan Uçarsu.
“…the award-winning Piano Concerto is a work of superior quality…
I was fascinated by his advanced technique, musical understanding and mature approach to the piano” said by Concert Pianist Gülsin Onay.
In 2021, he has just completed his new Concerto for Cello and Orchestra while starting to perform his own early Solo Piano Works mixed with a classical repertoire. Shortly after, he took part in the online opening concert of Gümüşlük Classic Music Festival-GFA by playing his own Impromtus for Piano. In 2022, he composed a commissioned music “Marmara Quartet” in the form of a short scherzo, for the Mosaic project performed by Semplice Quartet, by Gedik Sanat.
In 2016, he completed composition and orchestration training with Prof. Tolga Zafer Özdemir at Istanbul Bilgi University. Since that time, he decided to ameliorate his piano technique with Prof. Vassilia Efstathiadou from Hannover and took part in several master classes in Croatia, Crete, including GFA (Gümüşlük Festival Academy) with Concert Pianist Gülsin Onay, Prof. Konstanze Eickhorst, Pianist Francesco Libetta.
Meanwhile, he studied at the most valued French High School Saint Joseph in Istanbul accompanied by his piano studies lasting a decade. In this long period, he immersed himself in composing numerous pieces, including a formidable Sonata for Piano Solo which showcase his evolving skills as a passionate musician questing after true knowledge regarding ancient roots of harmony by seeking for both esoteric and scientific thinking ambits.
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