The Turkish composer Nevit Kodallı was also a conductor. He studied at the Ankara State Conservatory from 1939 to 1947. From 1948 he sudied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger andHonegger. From 1953 he lived in Turkey, where he teached at the Ankara Conservatory and conducted at the Ankara State Opera. He was composer at the State Opera from 1962.