EROL DERAN Eng
Musician, law Artist, Painter, faculty member, Professor. He was born in Polatlı in 1937. Erol Deran, his family from Istanbul, took his first music lessons from his father Burhanettin Deran who was a composer and army officer. He completed his primary education in various regions of Anatolia and Istanbul.
He graduated from Sabih Gözen Textile Patterns Workshop in the State Fine Arts Academy in 1960. During his studies at the Academy, he also continued his study in Prof. Sabri Berkel and Prof. Gevher Bozkurt workshops. The artist worked as a "kanun" (zither-like instrument) player at the Istanbul Radio from 1957 to 1961. He had his military obligation as a reserve officer in Ankara Radio during the years 1961-1963. He continued his life as a musician in Ankara in between 1963 and 1968. In 1968, he settled down in Istanbul and went back to his previous job at the Istanbul Radio. Afterwards, he became a lecturer at the "Turkish Music State Conservatory" (founded in 1975 and became a part of the Istanbul Technical University in 1983).
He worked as a member of the Board of Directors, head of the Musical Instruments Education Department and the director of the Plectrum Instruments Department. He retired in 2004. His paintings exhibited in Budapest Szechenyi State Library in 1999 via slide show. One of his works was elected first 20 works amongst 22.000 works to be exhibited in a painting competition established by Winsor & Newton Company. He is currently working in Haliç University as a professor.
REFERENCE: Biography - Erol Deran (erolderan.com, 28.11.2019 Aytunç Özer / Mızrapla Fırça Arasında bir Erol Deran Konseri (erolderan.com, 28.11.2019), Sanatçılarımız – Doku Sanat Galerisi (dokusanat.com, 28.11.2019), Erol Deran (turksanatmuzigi.org, 6 Mart 2018), Erol Deran (eksisozluk.com, 28.11.2019).