Evrim Demirel is one of the renowned composers of the young generation in Turkey. He has been a leading figure in using non-western instruments with a western approach. Demirel is known for his citations of styles and using of diverse elements, considered by some as post-modern. He has recently composed an opera about Hittites, an ancient civilisation of eastern Anatolia. Demirel integrates elements of different traditions in his own idiom.
Evrim Demirel is also a jazz pianist. His ensemble brings Turkish music and jazz together in a modern perspective.