ÖZKAN MANAV (b 1967 )
Özkan Manav was born in 1967 in Mersin and counted among his teachers the influential Turkish composers Ahmet Adnan Saygun and İlhan Usmanbaş. Later, he studied with the American composers Lukas Foss and Marjorie Merryman at Boston University, where he earned his doctoral degree. He has been awarded prizes in the USA, Germany, Turkey, Bulgaria and Italy, and his music has been released on CD in Turkey, Germany, and the USA. He has been teaching at his alma mater, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul State Conservatory since 1991.