was born in 1961. Having finished Gazi University Music Department (GUMD) in 1983, he was assigned to this department in 1986. During his work at Gazi University, he gained nationwide respect in Turkey with his studies in music education and his compositions for choirs and in educational music.

His musical works include piano pieces based on traditional folk music, pieces for choir, orchestra, voice and etudes for baglama. His compositions was performed and recorded by various artists and choirs around the world.

Currently, Mr. Tugcular teaches courses entitled Baglama, Traditional Folk Music, Traditional Folk Music Harmony and Composing Educational Music at GUMD.

For the new worldwidebass album he composed the track "Colours of Anatolia".