Meliha Doguduyal
Composer . Pianist . Improviser



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Meliha Doguduyal is an Amsterdam-based composer, pianist, music educator and interdisciplinary artist whose works have been featured at various international venues, symposiums and festivals including Gaudeamus (NL) and Galway Cathedral (Dublin) concert series, the International Istanbul Music Festival, the International Rostrum of Composers (1997 & 2001-Paris), the ISCM World New Music Days (2009-Sweden, 2014-Poland) and the Mise-En Music Festival (2019-NYC), to name a few. Along with her compositional output, she also performs solo or with other artists within experimental and crossover projects. Her musical language is a synthesis of traditional and experimental approaches embraced a diversity of styles and practices.




BIO 250 words


Meliha Doguduyal is a Turkish/Dutch composer, pianist, improviser and music educator, based in Amsterdam.

She mainly focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to music in which crossovers are possible. Her style encompasses diverse tendencies and techniques that thrive on the contrasts of traditional and contemporary sounds and genres. 


Doguduyal’s work has been programmed internationally by prominent soloists and ensembles at notable venues and festivals including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, De Doelen Rotterdam, Moscow's Maly Theatre, the Strasbourg Modern and Contemporary Arts Museum, Auditorium  Kaufmann, the Gaudeamus, the Galway Cathedral Recital series, the International Istanbul Music Festival, Lucca Summer festival, the Mise-En Music Festival (NYC) and the ISCM World New Music Days, to name a few.


Her music has also been presented at the 1997 and 2001 International Rostrum of Composers in Paris and at the 2004 European Music Schools Seminar in Netherlands. She was a composer in residence at the 1993 Ankara New Music Festival together with the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble and at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Sweden in 2007. 


Along with her compositional output, she also performs with other artist within experimental, contemporary and world music scenes, solo or with other artists. 


Meliha holds a B.Mus. in piano and composition (İlhan Usmanbaş) from the Istanbul MSÜ State Conservatory, an M.Mus. in composition (Gilius Bergeijk, Louis Andriessen, Theo Loevendie) from the Royal Conservatory The Hague, and a doctoral degree from the Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.


Her recordings are available on the Dreyer-Gaido, Antre and Xango Music labels.