Mine Doğantan-Dack

Mine Doğantan-Dack is a leading figure in a new generation of artists who are also academic researchers. Mine was born in Istanbul and after receiving a BA in Philosophy from Boğazici University in Istanbul, she studied piano performance at the Juilliard School of Music in New York with Oxana Yablonskaya and was awarded the Scholarship of the Turkish Ministry of Education for Young Artists. While at Juilliard she won the prestigious William Petschek award. After receiving a BM and MM from the Juilliard School, she continued her studies in musicology first at Princeton University (MA), New Jersey and later at Columbia University, New York. She received an MA, MPhil and PhD in Music Theory from Columbia University, studying with Fred Lerdahl. Mine performs as a soloist and chamber musician, and has given concerts in USA, UK, Germany, France and Turkey. 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 and received an award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for her work on chamber music performance. Her books include Mathis Lussy: A Pioneer in Studies of Expressive Performance (2002), and the edited volumes Recorded Music: Philosophical and Critical Reflections (2002), and Artistic Practice as Research in Music (forthcoming). Mine was awarded Professorship in 2008 by the Turkish Ministry of Education.