Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1984, Emir has already become one of the youngest, successful and influential musicians in his country. Emir was first discovered in 2005 when he composed a piece in tribute to his country’s leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. His piece quickly grew to over 4 million views after being shown on CNN Turk, Fox News, and MTV Turk. Emir was also honored at a tribute to Erol Pekcan, a famous jazz drummer as “The New Young Jazz Player of The Year”. One of Emir’s greatest accomplishments was being accepted to the best Music School in the world with full scholarship, Berklee College of Music in 2007. Since then, Emir has won many awards like the Film Scoring Contest in 2008. In addition, Emir was also the first to bring Berklee auditions to Turkey in 2009, as well as creating the first Berklee College of Music fund raising concert in Istanbul. Emir wrote a 100-piece symphony for the Istanbul State Symphonic Orchestra, Performed by Turkish pop star Sezen Aksu, which was broadcasted live from the Lutfi Kirdar Convention Centre on numerous national television channels. In 2010, Emir worked to create one of the most unique music collaborations ever, which brings 90 musicians from 90 different countries all coming together to write one song called “Anthem for the World”. He built on this success, forming the company “Rhythm of the Universe” – a group of extraordinary people who believes they can change the world through music. Since graduating, Emir has had the privilege of producing and performing in some of America’s top music halls, like Boston Symphony Hall, Boston Hatch Shell, Carnegie Hall, Paramount Theatre, Memphis, Miami, Los Angeles etc.
Emir worked and collaborated with many Grammy award winner producers and composers, such as Alan Silvestri, Daniel Carlin, Prince Charles Alexander, Shota Nakama, Lucas Vidal, Wataru Hokoyama etc.
In 2011, he created a video for city called Van in Turkey, through social media, his video reached millions peoples, in Turkey and Europe (Bizim Eller)
In 2013, he became the AFA (Artists for Amazon) project, alongside with Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, and Angelique Kidjo.