Murat Aydemir




Murat Aydemir was born in 1971 in Hanover, Germany. In 1982 he started his studies at the Istanbul Technical University, Turkish Music Government Conservatory. There, he studied tanbur with Necip Gülses for ten years, and in 1992 he graduated from the Instrument Education department. He also plays the lavta.

In 1989, Murat joined the Cultural Ministry’s Istanbul Government Classical Turkish Music Ensemble as a guest musician, under the direction of Necdet Yaşar.

Murat's music is prominent in TV series and documentaries, and he has released many other recordings both in collaboration with and of solo performances with various artists.

In 2010, he published the Turkish Music Makam Guide, which has become a popular reference for English, Greek, and Turkish speakers approaching this music.