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Conductor, Composer


Born in 1968 into a musician family. After finishing his study in Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in Istanbul on Bassoon, Piano and Composition he went on to Holland, Rotterdam Codarts for further study on Conducting and Composition studies, Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory for Conducting and Sibelius Academy for Orchestra, Choir and Opera Conducting.


In Finland he worked with Jorma Panula, Eri Klas and Ilya Musin. He received conducting Master Classes with Valery Gergiev in Italy and Karl Österreicher in Austria.


In 1993 and 1994 he worked in Kuhmo Chamber Music orchestra as Conductor and Assistant Artistic Director.


His carrier in Turkey started with the without rehearsal performance of SALOME by R. Strauss with the Istanbul State Opera. This very successful performance brought him to be the conductor of the Istanbul State Opera for the coming four years. Amongst the repertoire he conducted during this period, there were master pieces such as G.MAHLER 8. Symphony, AIDA, TURANDOT.


After this he moved on to be the founding Conductor of the Bursa Regional State Symphony Orchestra (1999-2011) Than he was the Conductor of Antalya State Symphony Orchestra (2011-2015). He is still the Conductor and General Music Director of the Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra.


Throughout his carrier, he conducted many Symphonic Orchestras in Turkey and abroad including Holland, Denmark, Finland, Germany, United States, China, Mexico, Japan, Spain, Poland, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Korea and Russia. He is also the permanent guest Conductor of EAFIT Symphony Orchestra in Colombia. His Trumpet Concerto (Op.8) was published by Da Vinci Publisher in Japan-Italy.


In addition to his Classic Music carrier, blending the Turkish Music culture running in his family since generations with his years of training in Classical Music, he produced many new projects and Works bringing different musical disciplines together, in the pursuit of bringing the polyphonic music to new audiences. Some of these Works have also been performed in concerts abroad. With these Works he initiated the beginning of a new genre, embraced by many colleagues and younger generations. A new style has emerged, bringing musicians of various styles and disciplines together under the principles of Symphonic Music, creating new pieces of work. He still continues his work in this field with various projects, in his quest for new horizons for Turkish music.


Salliel’s International concerts during

which he performed some of his World Premiered Works and Projects;

"Harmandalı"  Symphonic Variations (Russia 2018 Mexico 2019)

"Anatolian Colors"

Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

(Qatar and South Korea 2012-2017)

Sheik Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre Opening Ceremony (Kuwait 2016)

The Third Edinburgh International Festival on Middle Eastern Spirituality and


Peace Ömer Faruk Tekbilek (Scotland 2006)

Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Murcia Symphonic Orchestra (Spain 2005)


Berlin Caz Festival Hüsnü Şenlendirici Ensemble (Germany 2005)

"Two Castles of Bosphorus" (Poland 2003)

"The Winds from South" (Finland 2002)

"Impressions" (Germany 2001)

His works and projects that were premiered in Turkey;


 “Symphony of Concurrence” (May 2001, İstanbul CRR Opera; in Oratorio format, Libretto also belongs to the composer)


“Bursa Symphony“

(October 2001, With variations of themes inspired by Bursa regional folk songs)


“Dardanelle Martyrs” (March 2001, Ballet, Ankara State Opera and Ballet, Choreography by Merih Çimenciler)


“Kuvayi Milliye” (October 2003, Opera, Performed by CRR Opera Libretto Murat Göksu-Orhan Şallıel)

“Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi” (June 2007, Ethno-Symphonic Performance)


Contemporary Classical CD recordings he conducted

Tribute to "Cemal Reşit REY"

Tribute to "Hasan Ferit ALNAR"


World Music and other music disciplines

CD ve DVD recordings:


“Bulutsuz Symphony”  CD

“Şebnem Ferah Symphony” DVD-CD


“Grup Yorum 25th Year” DVD-CD


“Müslüm Gürses - Yalan Dünya” CD


“Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi” DVD-CD

"Symphonic Traditional Instrumental Works" CD

Orhan SALLIEL General Music Director Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra
Orhan SALLIEL General Music Director Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra
Orhan SALLIEL General Music Director Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra
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