Turkish born clarinetist Oğuz Büyükberber's musical work stands on the crossroads of contemporary composition, improvisation, Turkish music, and jazz. He studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay, and audited Theo Loevendie’s composition classes.
He has performed in major festivals all over Europe such as North Sea, Traumzeit, Akbank and London Jazz Festivals, recorded nine CD's and participated in over 50 album productions including releases on Blue Note and ECM. He now lives in Amsterdam and collaborates with a pool of international musicians including Simon Nabatov, Gerry Hemingway, Guus Janssen, Claudio Puntin, Wolfgang Reisinger and many others.
Always seeking for structure and new forms even when letting go in high energy free improvisation, Büyükberber composes a wide range of music both for his own projects and other commissions. He also incorporates his own visual art into musical performances and finds new ways to use live-electronics.
In 2012 he was a given a "Carte Blanche" from the "Bimhuis" in Amsterdam, in 2011 he was named a Selmer Artist.