Can Çakmur was born in Ankara in December 1997. He has worked with Emre Sen in Turkey. In 2012 he was accepted to “Schola Cantorum” and worked with Marcella Crudeli. He received “Diplôme de Virtuosite” with the highest score in 2014. He has had the chance to work with distinguished artists like Justas Dvarionas, Alan Weiss, Ewa Kupiec and Arie Vardi in various summer academies. Çakmur pursues his education with renown pedagogues Diane Andersen in Belgium and Grigory Gruzman at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. In 2012, Çakmur won the absolute first prize in the A Category of XXII. International Rome Piano Competition. In 2013, he was awarded the second prize (first prize not awarded) at Kamuran Gündemir National Piano Competition as well as the special prize for the best interpretation of a piece by a Turkish composer.
In the same year he was admitted as a scholar to project Young Musicians on the World Stages, a project that is led by renown piano duo Güher & Süher Pekinel and financed by TÜPRAŞ. In 2014, he was awarded a scholarship and EMCY-Prize due to his performance at PIANALE Junior Academy & competition.
Later that year he won the third prize and Bartók special prize at the 4. International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists. Due to his accomplishments in 2014 he was named "Young Musician of the Year" at the Donizetti Classical Music Awards in Turkey.