Istanbulite bassist, composer and educator Volkan Topakoğlu made his debut with his album ‘Birdenbire’.
Playing the keyboard and the guitar by ten, Volkan started his formal education in music studying cello and piano at Avni Akyol
High School of Music and Arts in Istanbul. At fourteen he was influenced by his bass guitarist brother and started to listen to
jazz records and play the bass guitar. He continued his education in music at Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul, studying
electric bass and double bass with Kâmil Erdem. After graduation Volkan attended private lessons and workshops of bassists
Jacek Meira-Niedziela, Bronislaw Suchanek, Drew Gress, Carlo DeRosa