Egemen Kurt (b. 2002, Izmir) is an Graz-based composer of contemporary classical music. After studying classical guitar at Manisa Fine Arts High School, he studied composition and orchestration with Uğurcan Öztekin. 2021 to 2022 has been studied composition with Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi at Kocaeli University State Conservatory. Since 2022 Kurt has been studying composition with Beat Furrer at Kunst Universtat Graz. Also, he attended masterclasses given by Salvatore Sciarrino, Marco Stroppa, Beat Furrer and Jean-Luc Herve.

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, 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 (Turkey), Donostiako Musika Hamabostaldia Festival 2022 (Spain), 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, Anatolian Wind Quintet; Gregory Charette, Beat Furrer; Matteo Cesari, and Paolo Ravaglia.