(b. 17 May 1950, Eskişehir).
Turkish composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Europe; he is also active as a violist.
Mr. Başeğmezler studied viola with Betil Ersan and violin with Necdet R. Atak at the Hacettepe Üniversitesi Ankara Devlet Konservatuvarı – State Conservatory of Hacettepe University in Ankara from 1962–72 and graduated as a violist. There he also studied counterpoint and harmony with Erçivan Saydam from 1966–69 and composition, counterpoint and harmony with Necil Kazım Akses from 1975–77.
Among his honours are two prizes in the competition Nejat Eczacıbaşı (Second Prize, 1996, for EDCBA; Second Prize, 1998, for Concertino) and First Prize in the competition of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (1998, for March for the 75th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic).
As a violist, he has been a member of the Cumhurbaşkanlığı Senfoni Orkestrası – Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara since 1971.
He has taught music theory on a part-time basis at the Hacettepe Üniversitesi Ankara Devlet Konservatuvarı since 1971.
In addition to the works listed below, Mr. Başeğmezler has composed didactic music.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
G (ballet music, choreography by Aydın Teker), synthesizer, 1992
Kambur Üstüne Kambur – Hunch of the Hunchback (opera in 1 act, libretto by Murat Göksu), 1994
İzlenimler – Impressions (symphonic poem), 1989
Three Pieces to Ankara (suite), 1993
Sinfonietta, guitar, piano, 2 string orchestras, 1994
A Piece for Peace, violin, orchestra, 1996 (also version for violin, piano)
Suite, string orchestra, 1997
Concertino, harp, orchestra, 1998
Concerto, 3 guitars, orchestra, 1998
March for the 75th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic, symphonic band, 1998 (version of choral work; also version for orchestra, 1998)
Concerto, viola, orchestra, 2001
Armağan I – Gift, viola, piano, 1981
Armağan II, viola, piano, 1982
Für Ezgi, viola, 1993
Idée Fixe, 3 guitars, 1996
A Piece for Peace, violin, piano, 1996 (version of orchestral work)
Two Turkish Folk Tunes for Three Guitars, 2000
Élégie, viola, piano, 2000
Armağan III, viola, piano, 2000
b-n-n-a, string quartet, 2002
March for the 75th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic (text by İhsan Özkaynak), mixed chorus, piano, 1998 (also versions for symphonic band; orchestra)
Suite (3 movements). Rengim Gökmen/strings of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker (Deutsche Welle Classics: A-511673, 1997)
Two Turkish Folk Tunes for Three Guitars. Bilkent Guitar Trio (Kalan Müzik, 2001)