(Biographie en anglais)
Acknowledged as one of Turkey´s leading concert pianists and Steinway artists of the new generation. Originally from North Cyprus she was born in 1971, her musical training began with her father, who studied at Ankara State Conservatoire with Mithat Fenmen and Tulga Cetiz. At the age of 11, the highly Gifted Children Act enabled Taner to obtain a state scholarship to London, where she studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining both degrees from AGSM and ARCM from The Royal College of Music and the very rare Concert Recital Diploma.
Throughout her student years, she participated in many master classes including Pascal Devoyon (London) and Pascal Roge (Nice), they then performed together at Bellapais Festival in Northern Cyprus. She won prizes from many national festivals around the United Kingdom, including first prize at the “National Mozart Piano Competition, Oxford and Hatfield“ festivals, in which she was praised by critics for her interpretation of Franz Liszt and later at her London Wigmore Hall debut recital in 1998.
Since her debut at The Wigmore Hall, she appeared at London’s St John’s Smith Square, Fairfield Hall and major venues within the U.K. She has toured extensively over almost 70 countries in Europe, USA, Asia and the Gulf region, giving solo recitals, chamber music and concerto performances.
Taner has performed with the leading State and private orchestras in Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Bursa, Adana and Mersin ,The Turkish Armed Forces Band orchestra in Turkey, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra , Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Molovian National Symphony Orchestra, MAV Orchestra in Hungary, Philharmonic orchestras in Belgium, Ukraine, Sarajevo, Macedonia, Greece, Belarus, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan and The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.
Her performances abroad have been broadcasted on national radio and television in Italy, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Turkey & TRNC. As well as furthering her solo career, Taner has dedicated more time to chamber music, giving performances with the new generation soloist and two piano recitals with “ADAP” (Association for Artists United for Peace) musicians, of which she is a permanent member.
Her recordings of “Wigmore Hall Debut Recital” live in London and “Sweet Waters of Europe” recorded at the Rudolfinum in Prague, received much acclaim from the press and music lovers around the world.