Fellow Dominic Doutney

Dominic Doutney


2024 Fellow

Dominic Doutney is a British pianist, based in Chicago. He is currently undertaking his Doctor of Musical Arts at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music with Professor James Giles, as a recipient of the Eckstein scholarship. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Professor Ian Jones, as well as Professors Dmitri Alexeev and Sofya Gulyak. He was the recipient of the Fishmongers’ Company Beckwith Scholarship, and at his graduation he was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal, given to two students annually for outstanding musical contribution to the Royal College. He performed for His Majesty King Charles III (then Prince of Wales) at the prize-giving ceremony.

In March 2024, Dominic was awarded a fellowship by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, an award granted to two Chicago-based classical musicians each year. International competition prizes include 1st prize at the 25th Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Competition in Barletta, Italy, and 3rd prizes at the Jaén International Piano Competition and ClaMo International Competition in Spain. Dominic was also a winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Award for Keyboard (London) and the Norah Sande Award (Sussex, UK).

Concerto appearances include Beethoven’s 3rd concerto with the Soundiff Orchestra in Barletta, Italy; Rachmaninoff’s 2nd concerto with the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra in Sussex, UK; and Brahms 1st concerto with the Málaga Philharmonic, in Jaén, Spain. Dominic has also performed Brahms 1st concerto with the Leipziger-symphonieorchester in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Mendelssohn-Saal, to critical acclaim; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in St John’s Smith Square with the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in November with the Dorset Chamber Orchestra; and Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with Martyn Brabbins and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.

In the summer of 2021 Dominic attended the Oxford Piano Festival on the personal invitation of Sir Andras Schiff, having played in a highly publicised masterclass with him at the Royal College of Music the previous May. Dominic has also been awarded full scholarships to study at Aspen Festival and School and the Banff. Dominic has made appearances on BBC Radio 3 (performing Chopin and discussing the art of virtuosity), CNBC (discussing the experience of participating in a masterclass with Lang Lang), and recently performed an all-Rachmaninoff recital on Portugal’s biggest classical music radio station, Antena 2. Dominic has studied in masterclasses with artists including Stephen Hough, Peter Donohoe, Boris Berman, Veda Kaplinsky, Hung-Kuan Chen, and John Perry.