Trumpet Player, Composer.Producer
Tevfik Kulak is one of the world’s leading trumpet players. He is also a consummate all-round musician, arranger, and composer.
His musical talent became apparent when as a small child he emerged as an accomplished pianist at the 9 Eylul University Conservatory. Talent undisputed, the conservatory recommended he learn trumpet due to his ideal physical disposition. Tevfik studied for a further 10 years and by the tender age of 17 he won a permanent position with Izmir State Symphony Orchestra.
During this time the young musician rapidly gained significant experience playing across continents with the orchestra and many internationally acclaimed artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Azizah Mustafazadeh, Monserat Cabelle, and George Zamfir. Major tours in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Canada, and Europe were undertaken during this time.
He also arranged their Albums of famous Turkish singers: Sezen Aksu, Kenan Dogulu, Yesim Salkim, Burcu Gunes, Umit Sayin …
Within 10 years Tevfik Kulak had joined the acclaimed Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, and also regularly appeared with the İstanbul Superbigband and the famous Trt Jazz Orchestra with whom he recorded over 90 live recordings with a variety of leading jazz musicians. He has also appeared with Whitney Houston, Sarah Brightman, Diana Ross, and Dianne Reeves.
He arranged a Eurovision song ‘ the last time ‘ for Ireland with Hugh O’Neil and Snead Bradley and Shay Healy product this project in 2012. The last time song was 4th in 5000 songs and it was so popular event in Ireland also in Turkey, he appeared a lot of news and newspapers in Ireland and in Turkey too.
He composed movie musics ; Beyaz melek , Evlenmeden olmaz , Enkaz , Koyu kirmizi , es-es , S.O.S and many series .
Late of 2012, he arranged a single with Shay Healy ‘ Stardust ‘ song
2013 Robert Burke Christmas song
2014 Robert burke Back to seventeen ( 4 songs&maxsingle )
In 2013 he arranged a Christmas song with Robert Burke and both these songs still so popular in Ireland.
Tevfik continues to work with Shay Healy, Robe Burke, Dickie Rock along with his busy recording schedule working with various artists, composing, producing and arranging film scores, jazz popular, and classical albums in his own studio.
Tevfik Kulak may occasionally be seen as a special guest with leading musicians at concerts throughout the world.