Name Ahmet Uzel
|Genres Ottoman classical music Turkish makam music|
Similar People Bimen Sen, Tamburi Ali Efendi, Alaeddin Yavasca, Kemani Tatyos Ekserciyan, Haci Arif Bey
Ahmet Uzel (1930–1998) was a Turkish composer. Uzel launched his career in 1948 and penned his first poem and composed music for the first time the same year. Even though he did not receive any formal education in music or literature, he has composed more than 5000 pieces all featuring his own lyrics. Uzel published his work for the first time on January 20, 1994; until then only a few close friends had seen it. The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation repertory includes 300 compositions by Uzel.