Murat Aydemir was born in 1971 in Hanover, Germany. In 1982, he started his studies at the Istanbul Technical University, Turkish Music Government Conservatory. During his ten years there, he studied tanbur with Necip Gülses and, in 1992, he graduated from the Instrument Education department. He also plays the lavta. In 1989, he joined the Cultural Ministry’s Istanbul Government Classical Turkish Music Ensemble as a guest musician, under the directorship of Necdet Yaşar. Murat's music is prominent in TV series and documentaries, and has released many other recordings both in collaboration 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.