VISUAL MEDIA COMPOSER
PIANIST & CONDUCTOR
Professional pianist Arın Aykut has a wide ranging & ever-expanding repertoire suitable for all events. From Classical Music featuring the latest hits, to Popular Music, Jazz, Film, Musicals, Napolitan-Folk Songs and even Bollywood.
Pianist, Conductor & Composer Arın Aykut has created music for virtually all genres and all visual media, with projects ranging from indie films, tent pole video game franchises, to beloved animated feature films and critically acclaimed television series and theatre.
He started music at the age of 8 with the support of his opera singer father. He received his bachelor degree in piano performance at Ankara State Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He then received his master's degree in orchestral conducting at Ankara State Conservatory and Chopin University of Music.
Arın Aykut, gave a concert as a solo pianist with the European Union project “Art Without Limits” in Würzburg Palace, Germany, and also was a finalist in the “The World Pianist Invitational” piano competition held in the United States. Aykut was a member of the Jury at the SCA Music Foundation Piano Competition organized in Ankara. In addition, he had the opportunity to conduct the National Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Turkish State Polyphonic Choir and Hacettepe University Academic Orchestra.
Apart from his music performer life, he has been composing and producing music for film, TV, theatre, cartoons, and commercials since 2013. With the music he composed, he won awards such as Goethe Institute, Cinema-Dance Film Festival, "Audience Award", "Best Composer" award from the Art Institution Association, Shazam Turkey "Most Searched Music" and Spotify Turkey "Viral 50".
Aykut continues his career as a visual media composer, conductor, and composer in London, United Kingdom, also doing his second master’s degree at the University of West London: Composition for Film & TV with the support of Talent Unlimited UK Classical Music Charity, and other valuable sponsors since September 2022.
INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Haber Iskelesi: "Nazım Hikmet's "Kuvayi Milliye Epic" is staged by the Hearing Impaired Theater Group!" [September 3, 2022]
TRT NEWS: "Television Interview: Arın Aykut" [June 12, 2022]
Phoenix FM: "Rising Stars – show 192" [July 6, 2021]
Talented Young Artists by Menekse Tokyay: "Successful conductor Arın Aykut, one of the founders of Alt Sahne" [May 7, 2021]
Show TV: "Cukur TV Series, Music by Arın Aykut" [April 22, 2019]
Ayse Emel Mesci: "12 Angry (Ankara State Theatre)" [July 30, 2018]
Andante, Classical Music Magazine : "Three examples of young people entering 2018 with hope" [January 13, 2018]