Mehmet Okonsar

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Birthday
20, 1961
Birthplace
Turkey
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Turkey

About

Turkish-Belgian musician whose prolific recording and performing career was praised throughout Europe.

Before Fame

He began studying at the National Conservatory of Ankara where he was taught by the respected Turkish musicians and teachers Nimet Karatekin and Necil Kazim Akses.

Trivia

He was given the title State Artist of the Turkish Republic in 1992 by Turkey President Suleyman Demirel.

Family Life

His family moved to Belgium for a time, but political upheaval in Turkey in 1977 required them to return to Ankara.

Associated With

His expert interpretations of The Art of Fugue, the Goldberg Variations, and The Well-Tempered Clavier showed off his mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach's repertoire.