Atilla Özdemiroğlu

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Atilla Özdemiroğlu
Born (1943-01-05) January 5, 1943 (age 72)
Ankara, Turkey
Occupation(s) Composer and arranger

Atilla Özdemiroğlu, aka Attila Özdemiroğlu, (born January 5, 1943 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish composer and arranger. He is best known for his award winning film scores in the 1970s and 1980s.

Career[edit]

Özdemiroğlu got interested in playing music already in his early years. At his age of eight, he took private lessons on violin. Learning to play many music instruments such as flute, vibraphone, double bass and trombone, he participated at music events during his high school and university years.

In 1966, he moved to Istanbul and joined the music band Durul Gence 5. Later, Özdemiroğlu played in several other music groups and also for Turkish pop stars like Ajda Pekkan, Nilüfer, Kayahan and Sezen Aksu. One of his compositions, Pet'r Oil, was selected for Turkey's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980. Özdemiroğlu was awarded five times for his film scores at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival[1] and twice at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Atilla Özdemiroğlu married four times so far. He made his first marriage with Ayla at his age of 19. From this marriage that lasted eleven years, he has a daughter, Yaprak Özdemiroğlu, who became a film actress, and a son, Sarp Özdemiroğlu, who is also a composer and arranger. His marriage with Füsun Önal, a renowned pop singer, ended after only 1.5 years. He married then ballerina Lale Mansur, now film actress. After six years with her, he became an item with Müjde Ar, a famous film actress, which lasted 15 years. Since 1995, He is married to Hepgül Hepbir. Atilla Özdemiroğlu and his 31 years younger wife have together twin daughters, Lara and Lidya.[3]

Filmography (film score)[edit]

  • Adı Vasfiye (1985)
  • Züğürt Ağa (1985)
  • Afife Jale (1987)
  • Muhsin Bey (1987)
  • Gece Yolculuğu (1988)
  • Kaçamak (1988)
  • Arabesk (1989)
  • Aşk Filmlerinin Unutulmaz Yönetmeni (1990)
  • Robert's Movie (1991)
  • Akrebin Yolculuğu (1997)
  • Ağır Roman (1997)
  • Gönderilmemiş Mektuplar (2003)
  • Kalbin Zamanı (2004)
  • Kilit (2007)[4][5]

Turkey's selection for Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Yılmaz Duru
Golden Orange Award
for Best Music Score

with Şanar Yurdatapan
1975
for Arkadaş
Succeeded by
Melih Kibar
Preceded by
Tarık Öcal
Golden Orange Award
for Best Music Score

1986
for Kurbağalar and Züğürt Ağa
1987
for Muhsin Bey
1988
for Gece Yolculuğu and Kaçamak
Succeeded by
Selim Atakan
Preceded by
Selim Atakan
Golden Orange Award
for Best Music Score

1990
for Aşk Filmlerinin Unutulmaz Yönetmeni
Succeeded by
Cahit Berkay
Preceded by
Can Hakgüder
Golden Boll Award
for Best Music Score

1997
for Akrebin Yolculuğu
Succeeded by
not held
Preceded by
not held
Golden Boll Award
for Best Music Score

2005
for Eğreti Gelin
Succeeded by
Taner Onat
Serkan Sönmezocak