• Percussion



Born in 1996 in Ankara into a family of musicians. Started his music education in 2002 at the Bilkent University Music Preparatory School Piano Art Department . Between 2006-2014 he was Aydin Mecid’s student in percussion instruments Art Department.


He became a member of Dogus Children’s Symphony Orchestra. Performed as soloist in concerts with Bilkent Symphony, Presidential Symphony, Eskisehir Anadolu Symphony, Azerbaijan State Symphony, Plovdiv Symphony Orchestras. He gave two concerts at the International Istanbul Music Festival in 2014.

He gave concerts in many countries as a member of the Turkish National Youth Philarmonic Orchestra. He performed Emmanuel Sejourne’s Marimba and String instruments Concerto together with Presidential Symphony Orchestra in 2016. He participated in many concerts with Hamburg Percussion Ensemble in Germany. He gave a recital at the Bilkent Auditorium in 2018. Elman performed as soloist in a Germany tour of five concerts with Landesjugendsinfonieorchester Hessen in 2019. 


Competitions and prizes won:

2009 Pendim International Percussion Competition, Bulgaria – first prize,

2009 Nutcracker International Young Talents Competition, Russia- fourth prize,

2010 Giornate della Percussione International Competition, Italy- first prize and third prize in two separate branches,

2011 Perkulliria International Percussion Competition,Spain-second prize,

2012 Marimba Festiva International Competition, Nurnberg-first prize and jury special prize, Bamberg Marimba Festiva International Competition-first prize in AG3 category, Sonderpreis des Bayerischen Rundfunks Concert Award, Marimba One Excellency Award by Kataryzna Mycka special prize, IKMMA 2019 International Kataryzna Mycka Marimba Academy Active Participation Award,

2018 Jeremy Brunk the Best Mandatory Piece Interpretation Award, Germany.

He worked with well known artists such as Leigh Howard Stevens, Emmanuel Sejourne, Massimo Drechsler, Stephan Curlis, Marta Klimasara, Keiko Abe, Robert van Sice, Kataryzna Mycka.

Elman Mecid was awarded Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation Aydin Gun Promotion Award. He won the Azerbaijan Presidential and took place in Azerbaijan Golden Book.

His album with Trio RVB “Hybrid” will be released at the end of 2022. He is currently the Percussion Artistic Director for Hamburger Percussion Ensemble and also for Trio Reverberation, and continues with giving concerts with these groups in Germany and in other countries.


He continues his graduate degree studies at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Hamburg with Prof.Cornelia Monske, with the support of CEV Sanat.


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