Alp Durmaz was born in İstanbul/Turkey in 1974. He started studying music with private lessons until he entered Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Composition Department
After his graduation in 2000, he continued his music studies with Turkey's leading composers and workshops he attended in Europe and Turkey. In 2010 and 2011, he won four prizes in International Music Prize Composition Award
His piece "The Infidel"
was performed at Composers Cauldron
which was organized by Klasik Keyifler in 2013 and this piece received many affirmative critiques. In 2014, Bustling
was performed by pianist Nicolas Horvath
at Glass Worlds
event which was
organized as a tribute to Philip Glass
. This piece was also performed in Perpignan
, New York Carnegie Hall
, and Netherlands
In 2015, "Asylum Confessions"
was performed at Sureyya Opera House
, and "Mental Diversions"
was performed in Cappadocia
His solo violin work "Episodes"
was was also performed by Ellen Jewett
in 2015. In the same year, the composer was commissioned for two pieces by 16th Antalya International Piano Festival
In 2016, he initiated Ortak Sesler
project. Within the scope of this project, the composer used elements of Turkish Folk Music. Within the scope of this project, 12 concerts were organized and the project received many affirmative criques by academicians and audience.
CD recording of Ortak Sesler
was released in 2016. In the same year, Alp Durmaz entered a competition which aims to add the winning works to New Chamber Music
's portfolio. He won this competition, which only 15% of the works were accepted, with "The Infidel"
. In 2016, he composed music for the theatre play GODOB
. He was commissioned by Yunus Emre Wind Quintet
and this piece was performed in Eskişehir
in November 2016. He was also commissioned for two pieces by two Portuguese choirs, Condurece
and ESART Singers
to be performed in 2017 May. These pieces will be premiered in
and Castelo Branco
. In 2017, "Asylum Confessions" was chosen as one of 50 works eligible to be played on Et Lux Radio
out of 6000 works submitted. Some of this works are on sale on music publisher Seconda Prattica