Tamer Ciray was born in Cologne (Germany) where he began to take private piano and harmony lessons at the age of 10. In 1983, he moved to Turkey with his family and attended Mimar Sinan University Conservatory in Istanbul; from which he graduated with Bachelors Degree as a Performing Artist on his chosen Instrument, the Double-Bass.

He also holds a Diploma for Conducting Techniques. He studied under the instruction of Prof. Roman Skrépek. He gave many Resitals in selected Concert Halls in Istanbul and worked for a short time with Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and Istanbul State Opera and Ballet before he decided to work freelance as a composer. He worked as an Arranger and Music director on many Music Albums for some very important stars in Turkey which jointly sold over 2 million copies.

In 1996, he began to compose music for films and since then worked with the most influencial Film Directors in Turkey, amongst them Yavuz Turgul whose film “Lovelorn” (music composed by Tamer Ciray) was awarded “Best Feature” at the New York Queens Film Festival.
For his efforts in the field of Film Music, Tamer Ciray recieved seven awards, including three wins of the most pretigious International Antalya Golden Orange Award.

He composed and orchestrated the music for the Turkish-USA co-produced docu-drama “The Hittites, which was performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. For the post production and mixing of the project, he went to Hollywood and worked at Woodholly Studios and Warner Bros. Studios.

Tamer Ciray is also the composer and songwriter for the big-budget all-star musical “Mucizeler Komedisi”. He created the music and sound effects for many Theatre Plays from which “Ben Ruhi Bey Nasilim” is one of the longest running and most succesful Plays in Istanbul in recent years. He composed Music for more than 20 popular prime time TV Series; which totals over 600 Episodes of at least 1 hour length each.