Mahir Cetiz

MahirCetizMahir Cetiz (b.1977, Ankara, Turkey) is a student in DMA program in Composition at Columbia University. He received his BA in music from Ankara State Conservatory, where he studied cello, piano, composition and conducting. Following his undergraduate studies, Cetiz studied with Chen Yi, Zhou Long and Kamran Ince in the Master’s Program at the University of Memphis. In the year 2000, he won a scholarship from British Council, which enabled him to continue his studies at “Royal Northern College of Music”. After two years of study in Manchester, he went back to Turkey, and taught composition and music theory courses in Bilkent University. His compositions received performances by such ensembles as: BBC Philharmonic, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 10/10 Ensemble, Seattle Chamber Players and Zurich-Tonhalle Orchestra.


Mist Bells (2003) fl., cl., trp., perc., pno., vl., vcl.
Anaeresis Ensemble – Conducted by Matthew Coorey

This piece is mainly dealing with the opposition of instrumental roles, evolution of individual musical characters and delusion of the perception of musical time and it was written as a response to Turkish poet Murathan Mungan’s poem, Mist Bells.