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Mine Doğantan-Dack

Mine Doğantan-Dack is a concert pianist whose playing has been described as ‘an
oasis’ and ‘heaven on earth’. Mine was born in Istanbul, and studied at the Juilliard
School (BM, MM) with the eminent Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya, on a
scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of Education for Young Artists. While at
Juilliard she won the prestigious William Petschek award. Mine performs as a soloist
and chamber musician. She has given concerts in USA, UK, Germany, France and
Turkey, and performed most of the major piano concerti with various orchestras. She
participated in the Mozart Bicentennial Festival in New York, and recorded the music
of JS Bach and Scriabin for WNCN. She also recorded various programs for the
Turkish radio and television. Mine is the founder of the Marmara Piano Trio, which
is a much sought after ensemble particularly in London, and she received an award
from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for her work on chamber music
performance. Mine is also the artistic director of the London-based orchestra
Ensemble Luce. In her piano pedagogy, Mine specializes in teaching adult pianists
who suffer from performance anxiety and re-training them for technical comfort and
ease at the piano.
Mine has a parallel career as a musicologist, holding a PhD from Columbia
University. She is internationally regarded as a leading figure in music performance
studies and has published many articles on piano performance, and several books
including Recorded Music: Philosophical and Critical Reflections (2008), Artistic
Practice as Research in Music (2015), and Music and Sonic Art (2018). Mine
regularly gives lecture-recitals and conference presentations. She currently teaches
performance and performance studies at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of