“Yarkın has a strong sense of melody, the ability to tell melodies simply and the ability to depict allegorically. This gives him a competent expressive power.”

Feridun Ertaşkan, Cazkolik.com founder, editor and writer.


Baturay Yarkın was born in a family, full of generations of musicians. He resides in İstanbul, where had been a historical and cultural center of the various civilizations.

When he was 6, he was accepted to Istanbul University State Conservatory, Department of Classical Piano part time program. When he was 13, he trained with his teacher Meral Yapalı for European Young Pianists Competition and he came in 3rd place. He headed to Turkish Music, Argentina Tango and Jazz Music during his study and after his graduation.

“...Virtuosity of the musicians and in particular of the pianist Baturay Yarkın, whose play is not without reminding of Azeri pianists like Shahin Novrasli or Isfar Sarabski.”

Jacques Pauper, Co-Founder of Couleurs Jazz Radio at Zebrajazz


 Baturay Yarkın Trio & Nağme Yarkın – Digital Concert via Sahneport at The Badau İstanbul   24.04.2021 (Tickets are always available)

Efe Erdem & Rana Bulut – Akbank Jazz Festival  1.10.22.

Yağmur Sena Quartet – Nardis Jazz Club  5.10.22.

Ayşe Sicimoğlu Trio – Touche Zorlu  8.10.22.

Ayşe Sicimoğlu Trio – Moda All Saints  16.10.22.

Sanat Deliorman Trio – Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi  22.10.22.

Baturay Yarkın Trio – Badau İstanbul  27.10.22.

Sanat Deliorman Quartet – Nardis Jazz Club  28.10.22.

Baturay Yarkın Trio – Yeldeğirmeni Art Center  6.1.23.

Baturay Yarkın Trio – Özel Sezin Okulları  22.2.23.


The Scalp of Baturay's Hand - 26. İstanbul Jazz Festival