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Can Canel is an awarded composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose work involves film and concert music. He has most notably received recognition for his dance composition Music for Strings, Percussion and Piano that he wrote for The Boston Conservatory Dance Theater for chamber orchestra and dance choreography, premiered live in 2019. Other recent works include his original music for the short movie The OceanMaker and his quartet piece for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin and Cello, Maniacal Quartet performed live by Sound Icon ensemble. 

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Canel’s education journey on music began at the age of 6, when he had the chance to study at Istanbul Fine Arts Institute. He studied guitar and microtonal music with the Turkish musician Erkan Oğur; who is also known as the inventor of the first fretless classical guitar. After many years of studying music production, arranging, and guitar, at the age of 17, Canel won the Financial Award from Berklee’s North American Scholarship Tour and got accepted to Berklee College of Music, Film Scoring major with a scholarship. Canel had Master Classes and Seminars on film scoring and composition with Micheal Giacchino, Ramin Djawadi, Ludwig Göransson, Christopher Young, Jim Dooley, and David Lang. 

Can Canel received his Film Scoring Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, in December 2020, and he is currently based in Los Angeles.