At the age of 13, he won 3rd place for European Young Pianists. After his graduation from classical piano education for 12 years & industrial engineering (bachelor), he has been the jazz-tango pianist in high demand.
Baturay & Nağme (his sister), established Yarkın Duo in 2016, released One (2017) & The Colours of Anatolia (2019). Duo’s repertuar, which consists of different genres coming from old cultural roots, performed & gave workshops at prominent festival stages in England, France, Holland, U.S.A., Italy, Crotia.
The artist worked with Grammy-awarded musicians such as Sandeep Das, Wu Man and Shane Shanahan joining 3. & 4. Silk Road’s (established by Yo YoMa) GMW in States.
After recording his trio album Su (2018), he made Turkey tour in 15 universities with his band Baturay Yarkın Trio & Nağme Yarkın within his project The Colors of Anatolia, which combines Jazz and Turkish Music and was sponsored by Republic of Turkey Ministry Culture and Tourism.
Baturay wrote his Master thesis about Argentine Tango Music at ITÜ (Music Theory and Composition) & Codarts (World Music); he is in now Proficiency in Art (doctorate) & has been lecturer at İstanbul University State Conservatory Jazz Department. Baturay has 5 personal albums & many albums in his discography.
His new album Quintessence, is out for meditation music lovers.