Rotterdam based Turkish saxophonist & composer

Adnan Dura’s encounters with music began in Marmaris, a town of beauty where the green and blue of nature blend together, offering inspiration to artists.
After completing his elementary and secondary education in Marmaris, Adnan Dura respectively graduated from the; Music Department of the Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) Faculty of Fine Arts – İzmir|Turkey, Prince Claus Conservatory – Jazz Saxophone- Groningen|The Netherlands, Codarts – Jazz Composition – Rotterdam|The Netherlands. Adnan successfully got a Master’s Degree from Codarts, Jazz Composition Department with the project of  ‘ P i R i ’. He worked with Paul M.van Brugge who was the mentor and advisor for this album.

Adnan is the one of the Co-Founder of Culture and Art Foundation of Artpot Rotterdam, (Stichting Kunst en Cultuur Artpot).

‘ P i R i ’

First conceived in 2017, the album is inspired by the life of the famous cartographer, admiral Piri Reis, and his stunning works: The World Map and Kitab-ı Bahriye. 

The album can be defined as an “abstract astral journey”. The idea has been shaped in Rotterdam, where the artist is based. The harbor city became an inspirational bridge between Marmaris (where the artist originally comes from) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli )(where Piri Reis was born).

Adnan Dura is currently living in The Netherlands and actively working with musical theatre projects, composing and playing for different sizes and styles of orchestras with a variety of art disciplines.