Born in the Turkish city of Izmir in 1977 Zeynep Gedizlioglu studied composition under Cengiz Tanc in Istanbul, under Theo Brandmüller in Saarbrücken, Ivan Fedele in Strasbourg and Wolfgang Rihm in Karlsruhe in addition to music theory under Michael Reudenbach. She received scholarships from the Elisabeth and Bruno Meindl Foundation (2003), from the Saarland Education Ministry (2004), the ‘Landesgraduiertenstipendium’ scholarship (2005), the Wolfgang Rihm Scholarship of the Hoepfner Foundation (2008) as well as a scholarship from the Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation (2010). In 2005 she won the Grant-in-Aid Prize of the Franz Liszt Scholarship in Weimar. She participated in the International Summer School for New Music in Darmstadt and in Centre Acanthes with her own compositions. She worked for the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris where her work for electro-acoustic music was performed for the first time (2010-2011).

Between 1994 and 2000 she wrote pieces for various theatrical works. Her compositions were performed at international festivals like ‘Grenzenlos-Kulturelle Begegnung mit der Türkei’ in Berlin, ‘Rendez-vous Musique Nouvelle’ in Forbach, ‘Mediterrane Neue Musik Tage’ and at the Biennale in Istanbul, 'MITo Settembre Musica' in Milan, ‘Estovest’ in Turin, ‘Musica’ in Strasbourg and ‘ISCM World New Music Days’ in Goteborg. On the radio her works were performed live on SR2 Kultur Radio, Acik Radyo Istanbul, France Musique and on SWR2. Some of her works were released on CD. Zeynep Gedizlioglu works with the soloists of the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, with the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Ensemble Recherche, Accroche Note, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain and the Arditti Quartet who have all premiered many of her works.