Dina Duisen

Dina Duisen, a Kazakh-British pianist, was born into a family of musicians in Almaty, Kazakhstan. When she was five years old, she began studying piano at Kulyash Bayseitova State Special School for Gifted Children alongside her two brothers, Ordabek and Ilyas, who are both violinists. By the age of thirteen, she had made her debut with the Symphony Orchestra.

After graduating from school, Dina attended the Kazakh National Academy of Music, where she graduated with distinction in 2005. She then received a full scholarship to attend the Artist Diploma program at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, which she completed in 2008. During this time, Dina was also invited to teach music at Texas Wesleyan University.

In September 2008, Dina began pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied under Christopher Elton, Hamish Milne, and Kathryn Stott. She graduated with distinction in 2011. Dina has participated in IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses and Open Chamber Music, and has twice attended the Sergei Babayan Piano Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has also performed at the Oxford Piano Festival and the 20th Anniversary Alumni concerts in 2018.

As part of the Duisen Duo with her brother Ordabek, Dina has played chamber music in the UK, Italy, the US, and at the Presidential Centre of Culture in Kazakhstan. She has given concerts at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building in Oxford, the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly, King's Place, Milton Court, Cadogan Hall, and the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.

In April 2011, Dina had a concert as a guest artist at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, and in 2012, she performed Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto at the Season Opening concerts of the Astana Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014, she gave the Asian premiere of 'Mazurkas' by British composer Thomas Adès.

Dina has been the resident class pianist at the IMS Prussia Cove and Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, and currently works at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.

In October 2016, she performed with Franklin Cohen and Chris Richards, the principal clarinetists of the Cleveland and London Symphony Orchestras, respectively. In 2017, Dina joined Sinfonia Cymru for the Twisted Rhythms: Mark-Anthony Turnage Birthday concerts at the Vibrate Festival. She was also invited to make her debut at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest with the Mercury Quartet, and regularly works with violinist Nicola Benedetti.

In October 2018, Dina made her debut at Cadogan Hall in the dramatized concert 'Byron: Angel & Outcast' with actors Simon Russell Beale and Rob Heaps. The same concert was also given in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Dina released her solo debut album 'Mazurkas from Chopin to Adès', which was recorded at Kings Place with Grammy-winning producer Andrew Keener.

Review of November 2016 nadsa Concert with Alessandro Ruisi


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