Melih Kibar

Melih Kibar

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Discography of Melih Kibar:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Çiğdem Talu & Melih Kibar Şarkıları (Mix In Mix 1) 8 Audio 2009-04-21 Arista
2 Söyle Canım 6 Audio 2002 Not On Label
3 Yadigar 13 Audio 2001 MOD Müzik
4 Saat Sabahın Dokuzu 14 Audio 2003 Melki Prodüksiyon
5 Gülüm (Film Müzikleri) 12 Audio 2002

Melih Kibar (1951-2005) was one of the best Turkish composers of pop music. Born in Istanbul, he graduated from the German High School Istanbul and studied chemical engineering at Bosphorus University. He had a Master's degree from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

At the age of eight, Kibar enrolled at the Conservatory of Istanbul Municipality.[1] He started his musical career in the school years and won a first prize as composer at the Milliyet High School Music Contest in 1970. Until 1975 he worked with Timur Selçuk. Since 1975, he composed 273 tunes, 9 musicals and 32 film musicals in cooperation with various artists, in particular with lyricist Çiğdem Talu. In 1976, he received the Golden Orange prize for the soundtrack of the film "Hababam Sınıfı".[1] Melih Kibar participated in various international festivals and was winner of many prizes in Turkey and abroad. At the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 held in Bergen, Norway, his song "Halley" and at the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 held in Dublin, Ireland, his another song "Sev!" represented Turkey.

Melih Kibar died of skin cancer on April 7, 2005 in Istanbul.[2] He is survived by his wife Ethel and his daughter Merve.

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