B i o g r a p h y
Dominic Doutney has recently graduated from the Royal College of Music, where he was the recipient of the Fishmongers' Company Beckwith Scholarship. At his graduation he was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal, given to two students annually for outstanding contribution to the Royal College.
Dominic was awarded 3rd prize at the Jaén International Piano Competition in Spain in April this year. In July, he was awarded 1st prize in the Norah Sande Award. Dominic is also the 2020 winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Award for Keyboard. In the summer of 2019 Dominic studied at the Aspen Festival and School in Colorado, on a Polonsky Foundation Fellowship, having previously taken part in the piano masterclass programme at the Banff Centre in Canada (thanks to the English-Speaking Union’s Yehudi Menuhin scholarship). Dominic is a former joint winner of the EPTA UK Piano Competition and winner of the Royal College of Music’s Teresa Carreño (2013) and Constance Poupard (2014) prizes. In 2017, Dominic was placed third in the Joan Chissell Schumann Prize, and in 2016, second at the Isidor Bajic Memorial Competition (category B).
Dominic is becoming a seasoned recitalist and concerto soloist. In April this year he performed Brahms 1st concerto with the Málaga Philharmonic, having performed it two years prior with the Leipziger-symphonieorchester in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Mendelssohn-Saal, to critical acclaim. In October last year he performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto in St John’s Smith Square with the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in November with the Dorset Chamber Orchestra. Other concerto performances have included Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments (with Martyn Brabbins and the Royal College of Music symphony orchestra), Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 2, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos nos. 2 & 3, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto no. 1.
Solo appearances have included recitals at the prestigious Beaumaris and Beaujolais music festivals (France), Leipzig’s Media Campus Villa Ida, the Poros Piano Festival (Greece), the Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada), and in Moscow (at the invitation of the Spivakov Foundation). Closer to home, Dominic has performed at the Bolivar Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Elgar Room (at the Royal Albert Hall) and at 22 Mansfield Street (for the Nicholas Boas Foundation).
Dominic has made appearances on BBC Radio 3 (performing Chopin and discussing the art of virtuosity) and on CNBC (discussing the experience of participating in a masterclass with Lang Lang). Dominic has worked with artists including Sir Andras Schiff, Boris Berman, Veda Kaplinsky, Hung-Kuan Chen and John Perry.
Dominic is also a keen jazz pianist and arranger. Outside of the piano, Dominic's interests include theatre, art and literature, and he is a fan of Harlequins rugby club.