Erdem Mısırlıoğlu started music lessons when he was six. Having completed his undergraduate studies and master’s course in performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, both with first class honours, he has recently finished his Artist’s Diploma there, studying with pianists Martin Roscoe and Ronan O'Hora.

In 2006, Erdem was a prizewinner in the International Rachmaninov Competition for Young Pianists and was also awarded both the Keyboard Instrument Prize in 2006 and the Principal's prize in 2008 at GSMD.