PMTNM Member and Albuquerque resident, Marylène Dosse, will serve as guest clinician for Student Festival Day. She will conduct a master class for selected State Honors competitors.
Musically trained in her native France, Marylène Dosse earned first prizes in piano and chamber music from the Paris National Conservatory. Two international prizes in Naples and Salzburg launched her career, first in France with extensive tours for the Jeunesses Musicales de France, followed by appearances in other European cities, among them London, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, and Salzburg. Participation in a master class led by Paul Badura-Skoda led to an appointment as his assistant and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin/Madison.
Two years after arriving in the U.S. she was offered a job at one of the Wisconsin State universities, then
later became artist-in-residence for a group of seven campuses of the UW system, and married one of the deans. This series of events prompted her to stay on this side of the Atlantic and to take American citizenship. Dosse released more than twenty recordings on the VOX label including the complete works of Saints-Saens and Granados that were re-edited in 2003-2004. Her discography includes rarely heard concertos as well as French solo repertoire from Chabrier to Poulenc.
As a chamber musician, Dosse joined violinist James Lyon and cellist Kim Cook to found Penn State University’s resident Castalia Trio. That ensemble has performed in Austria, China, France, Germany, and the United States and has served residencies at conservatories in Paris, Beijing and Shanghai.
Marylène Dosse has been a guest faculty member of Indiana University-Bloomington and artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin. In 1986 she settled at Pennsylvania State University where she was a distinguished professor. In 1992 she was the only woman elected to the Institute of the Arts and Humanistic Studies, and in 1999 the university awarded her the Faculty Medal for Outstanding achievement in the Arts and Humanities. She is now an emerita professor residing in New Mexico.