NCE Musicians

Present and Past

Natasha Dukan (piano)

Natasha Dukan began her musical studies in her native city of Split, Croatia, where she won numerous national competitions. After appearing at the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, she went on to win first prize in an international piano competition in Stresa, Italy the same year.

In 1996, Ms. Dukan received a full scholarship to study with Julian Martin at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD. She earned a Graduate Performance Diploma in 1998 and was immediately admitted (on full scholarship) to the prestigious Artist Diploma Program which she completed in 2000.

In the Washington area, Ms. Dukan has appeared in the Church of the Epiphany Tuesday Concert Series, Croatian Musical Heritage Series and the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center Summer Concerts. She has performed in the metro area at the Fairfax Concert Series in Fairfax, VA , the Ars Viva Concert Series at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD and as a soloist with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, Washington, DC. Ms. Dukan has also performed at the American Liszt Society Festival in Hamilton, Canada and Texas Festival of Young Artists in Plano, TX.

 Natasha Dukan is a three-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Performer's Grant, and she is a member of the piano faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gaithersburg, MD.