Renan Koen

Pianist, flutist and composer was born in Ankara, Turkey 1971, started her early studies in music with flute in 1979, and piano with Ali Darmar, and Ayşegül Sarıca. Between 1985-1986, she furthered her studies in piano in Paris with Germaine Mounier. In 1990, she studied in London with the pedagogue Maria Curcio and her assistant Mark Swartzentruber. She started to study composition and electronic music with Pieter Snapper and Reuben de Lautour in 2004. Mrs. Koen believes that the most important mission of music is to unite and to heal. Following the call of this mission, the artist went to Athens and completed the “Art et Qualite de Vie – L’art en Prevention Therapie et Pedagogie” program. This has made her the only female Turkish member of “La Societe Hellenique du Musicotherapie et Expression Creative”. She has been working on her project “Interactions in World Music” with soprano Şebnem Ünal since 1993. She became Universal/Taxim Edition’s artist since 2006 and published album “bridges” in 2008.