A native of Istanbul, Bedikyan became interested in Jazz during high school with the commitment and passion to pursue a career as a professional musician. Formal music education began in 1996 with distinguished Turkish pianist & composer Aydin Esen where studies included modern harmony and jazz improvisation. Bedikyan attended the "Marmara University Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences" in the same year. While studying improvisational music, Bedikyan began explanding his harmonic base playing pop and rock gigs accompanying some of the leading popular figures of Turkey.
In 2002 Burak Bedikyan received a full merit-based scholarship of music performance from the "Istanbul Bilgi University Jazz Department" where he had the opportunity to study with esteemed musicians such as Donovan Mixon, Ricky Ford, Can Kozlu, Ali Perret, Tuna Otenel, and Imer Demirer