Egemen Kurt (b. 2002, Izmir, Turkey) is a Graz-based composer of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music.

Egemen's works reflect an ever-evolving stream of consciousness, akin to the intricate dynamic between a sculptor and their sculpture. This artistic stream unfolds seamlessly, where unpredictable, unstable, concentrated, vibrating, obsessive, oscillating primal gestures, expectation-shattering, vivid, dynamic, and pulsating moments seamlessly transition into immersive, atmospheric spaces. Within the captivating surprises of this musical narrative, he fearlessly incorporates historical references that deliver a punch of humour with a touch of grotesque, brutal and gothic adding layers of intrigue and amusement to his work.

Enclosed by the imaginative form of music, the deliberate infusion of tension and oscillation drawn from Ancient Greek intrigues accentuates meta-narrative and evocative elements. This process of ambiguity and stream validates both the artistic integrity and the spontaneity inherent within its context, particularly when the work eventually reveals its broader scope and is embraced by its audience.

First Prize winner of the 16th Pablo Sarozobal String Quartet Composition Competition for his piece, Loquela Codex, String Quartet No:1, Kurt has been selected in numerous competitions and call for scores such as the Jaca Composition Competition (USA, 2021), Bilgi University New Music Festival Call for Scores (Turkey, 2021), 17th Sun River Prize New Music Composition Competition (China, 2021), ICE Week Call for Scores (Germany 2022), Resis Festival Call for Scores (Spain, 2022), and Yaşar University New Music Days Call for Scores (Turkey, 2022).

His music has been performed in Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Lithuania and Turkey at concerts and festivals such as Bilgi University New Music Festival, Yaşar University New Music Days, Resis Festival, Sesin Yolculuğu Young Composers Festival 2022, 2023 (Turkey), Donostiako Musika Hamabostaldia Festival 2022 (Spain), ISCM Avant-Garde 100 (Lithuania and Austria) and Chigiana Academy 2022 Final Concert (Italy).

Kurt’s works have been performed by leading ensembles, performers and conductors such as Ensemble Oerknal, Arxis Ensemble, Trio Prometeo, Maurice Quartet, Ensemble Handwerk, UMS ’n JIP, Duo Ovocutters, Anatolian Wind Quintet; Gregory Charette, Cordula Bürgi, Beat Furrer; Matteo Cesari, and Paolo Ravaglia.