Biography

He was born in Hacavera village of Macka in Trabzon in 1967. He finished primary and high-school in his birth place Macka. He started ITU Turkish Music State Conversatory in 1983-1984. He graduated in 1987-1988 from conversatory and started master education in ITU Social Sciences at the same year. He finished his master education in 1991-1992.

He started his music and art life with ‘Suların Horon Yeri’ in 1987 which he collected his eclectic works of Macka district. He defined Volkan Konak music and style with composing valuable poets’ works like Sunay Akın, Yaşar Mirac, Ömer Kayaoğlu and Nazım Hikmet. By adding ethnical motives into his composition music, he defined his own unique style. He started to exhibit this style with the album Efulim’ in 1991-1992. This album work was pioneering in and outside of Turkey.

Volkan Konak was not only appreciated by his listeners and lovers with his nearly 50 compositions, he was also appreciated and awarded by various foundations and institutions. Various cities’ jounalists societies, some culture and politics magazines and associations awarded him as ‘Artist of the Year’. 2005 Ankara Capital City Group ‘Golden Man’, 2005 Magazine Journalists ‘Artist of the Year’, 2005 Kral TV Video Music Awards ‘ Folk Music Artist of the Year’ awards are given to him.

Discography:
Mora ( 2006 )
Maranda ( 2003 )
Şimal Rüzgarı ( 2000 )
Pedaliza ( 1998 )
Volkanik Parçalar ( 1996 )
Gelirmisin Benimle ( 1994 )
Efulim ( 1992 )

Edited by Erkan-Yilmaz on 3 Jul 2010, 06:57

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