Deniz Arat

Composer was born in Tekirdag, Turkey, 1978. She started her musical education in 1996 at the İzmir Anatolian High School of Fine Arts. She was accepted at the Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Department of Theory-Composition with a scholarship. Throughout her university education, she gave ear training and theory lessons at Bilkent University Early Music Training Program. In 2002 she attained a certificate program based on seminars involving "implemented musical formation" under the supervision of Prof. Odette Gartenlaub. After her graduation she was accepted to Istanbul Technical University, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) for a master degree in composition. In 2006 she completed her studies and started giving lectures at Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Music and Performing Arts. She writes music with acoustic and electro-acoustic materials. Currently she is working on her Ph.D. in composition at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State The conservatory Istanbul-Turkey.