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Ilhan Usmanbas (Composer)

Born: 23rd October 1921, Instanbul, Turkey

Nationality: Turkish

İlhan Usmanbaş is a Turkish contemporary classical composer.

Born in Istanbul, Usmanbaş grew up in Ayvalık. When he was twelve years old, his elder brother gave him a cello, and İlhan began to teach himself to play. After moving back to Istanbul, he studied the cello seriously. His maths teacher, a lover of music, advised Usmanbaş to give up the career that he had planned for himself: "We have enough engineers in Turkey.

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