Emre Oztek, a native of Cyprus, started his piano education at the age of 9 nine with pianist Oskay Hoca. At seventeen, with a Fulbright Scholarship, he moved to the USA where he started taking lessons with Dr. Patrice Ewoldt and Dr. Eugene Gaub at Grinnell College.
After being given 'The Hill Award' and 'The Curd Award for Outstanding Instruimentalist', Oztek transferred to Lawrence University Conservatory of Music where he received a full scholarship to study with Canadian pianist Dr. Michael I Kim.
After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, Oztek came to London to pursue a Master of Music in the same field at Trinity College of Music to study with Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich. In 2010, he completed his studies at Trinity as the Alfred Kitchin and the Beverly Creed Scholar.
In addition to his performing commitments, Oztek has been pursuing a teaching career for eight years. Some of his older students have gone into studying music in named conservatoires in the UK and USA.