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Erdem Sökmen

Erdem Sökmen was born in 1957 in Istanbul. He gratuated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Conservatory, Composition and Conducting Program in 1982 and String Instruments (Guitar) Program in 1984. He established The Classical Guitar Department in Istanbul University State Conservatory in 1986. He got degree of proficiency in art from the same institution.

In addition to his work of a classical guitar educator, he has been interested in Jazz and performed with his music group called Passiflora. Erdem Sökmen also played in every kind of music for lots of singer’s concerts and music albums. He still continues his academic career as an artist instructor in Istanbul University State Conservatory and still plays in his solo and group concerts.