► on NIGHT STORIES
" When Meliha showed me her first piano piece, she seemed to be surprised
at her own creation. Timbres which came from far, unknown places were those.
That was very good. A good composer should be bewildered by own wrought.
Because music transcends man, it is further then man, I still have today the same
feeling about all the next work of Meliha: the sense of coming from some
unknown somewhere is still viable to me."
Ilhan Usmanbaş, composer (TR) - 2008
► on TROPE
..."Ms. Doguduyal has composed to Gustaf Larsson's words. Gutamals poems and
texts by Petrus de Dacia have inspired the pianist and composer Meliha
Doğuduyal. In just one month she has created it at the Visby International
Eva Sjöstrand - (SE) Swedish Radio P4, 1 November 2007
► on VACUUM and ENCORE
(The Contemporary Voice of Turkish Music; Dreyer Gaido CD21026)
..."The CD draws to a close with two compositions by Meliha Doguduyal. In
her piece Vacuum, composed in 2000, mysterious violin sounds rise up from the
depts to be intercepted by block-like intermissions of the piano. From the very
beginning this is an elegy, perhaps an elegy to mark the dawn of the new
millennium. The finale is constituted by the composer's piece Encore with its
abrupt, wild rhythms, which succeeds in creating an entire world of sound in a
matter of just a fewminutes."
Evin Ilyasoğlu - Cumhuriyet (TR), August 2005
► ..."Happiness in music... Ms. Meliha Doguduyal can show subtlety and strength
of playing by turns, and her interpretation -chiefly of her own works- is imbued
with intense emotion which she easily conveys to her audience."
Editor's Note - Bulletin Brussels (BE) , no. 411, January 2004
► on VACUUM
..."…A successful synthesis. The piece ´Vacuum´ by Meliha Doguduyal came out
Astrid Kordak - NRZ Mulheim (DE), 28 October 2002
► ..."Together with her own compositions, Meliha Doguduyal has performed the
pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Satie, Saygun, Siede, Usmanbas and Bartok in a
Ediitor's Note - Prizma (NL), April 2000
► ..."She melts all the world music traditions and all the known techniques in her
Evin İlyasoğlu - Cumhuriyet (TR), 11 March 1998
► ..."We also wish to thank the composer Meliha Doguduyal for her consulting and
Leon Berendse, fluitist /conductor (NL) - Ricciotti Nieuwsbrief (NL), 7 April 1998
► on IKARUS
..."A beautiful piece, with verve and passion, is baptized by Ensemble De Ereprijs.
Ikarus may hesitate to remain in the repertoire."
Tom Ruijfrok - Gelders Dagblad (NL), 18 April 1994
..."The composer’s music does not contain direct quotations from traditional
Turkish maqam. She seems to go much more in the direction of Western-style
elements although she occasionally does not shun a Turkish rhythm."
Doron Nagan - AD Algemeen Dagblad (NL), 13 February 1993
► ..."Every composer knows that a piece inspired touches only when it is
performed with skill. Meliha Doguduyal is such a skilled performer."
Rob van Scheers - Elsevier (NL), 1 February 1992
► on THE MOULDY EXISTENCE
..."It is amazingly clear in her work how open-mind her attitude is. Her
development, fast as it is, is very natural,without losing contact with her musical
Theo Loevendie, composer (NL) - 1992