North Cyprus  

Rüya Taner

Ruya Taner The pianist, who was born in Schwenningen (Germany) in 1971 to Cypriot parents, showed great musical talent at a very young age, and was praised as a child prodigy by many professional musicians. She learned how to play piano from her father conductor Yilmaz Taner. Later she joined at Ankara State Conservatory at the age of 11, where she studied piano under Professors Mithat Fenmen and Tulga Cetiz.

At the age of 12 she went to London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the state scholarship from TRNC government, and continued her studies working with Professor Joan Havill. During her academic life, Taner participated in many concerts, and won numerous musical prizes. She graduated from Guildhall School of Music with AGSM in 1992, from Royal College of Music with ARCM honours degrees in 1993, and in 1994 finished her post- graduate studies at Guildhall in Advanced Solo Studies in Piano with a rarely given prize of Premier Prix.

Taner is a regular concert soloist with the leading orchestras around the world. Her latest tour of concerts included concerts in Belgium, Belarus, Hungary, France, Germany, England, Poland, Italy, Kyrgztan, Netherlands, Romania, Azerbaijan, Switzerland, United States, Uzbekistan, Iran , Turkey and her native Cyprus.


Recorded live on November 19th 1997 at The Brussels Royal Consevatory of Music     Recorded live on 26th May 1998 from her Wigmore Hall Concert