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Onur Dülger was born in 1980, Istanbul. He took his BAs in composition at Istanbul University as a student of Mete Sakpınar and at the University of Music Vienna as a student of Wolfgang Suppan. He received 2 M.A.s from instrumental composition and electroacoustic composition at University of Music Vienna. His teachers were Michael Obst, Karlheinz Essl, Chaya Czernowin. In 2016, he completed his doctoral studies at Boston University in the class of Joshua Fineberg.
His pieces are varying from solo pieces to orchestra and ensemble pieces with or without live-electronics, which can be seen in three different periods. The last period focuses on sound as a developing object. His compositions are performed in various locations in Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Slowenia, Germany, USA, Mexico and Canada since 2001.
Throughout his musical life, he is financially supported by various foundations, including Fulbright, Viktor Bunzl Foundation, The Association for Supporting Contemporary Life, Boston University, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
He has been teaching composition, music technology, orchestration and contemporary music at Kocaeli University. From April 2017 on, he is a professor in Composition Department at Anadolu University in Turkey.
He received various prizes from the Talente-Börse Ö1 (2011), the Franz Liszt residency at the School of Music Weimar (2012), Cepromusic (2013) Auftakt (2014), Sound Icon (2015), Francisco Escudero (2015) and Theodor Körner Prize (2017), Torre Della Quarda (2019).
He is a member of ICC (Istanbul Composers Collective).