Biography

France and Europe

Musically trained in France, her native country, Marylène Dosse was awarded first prizes in piano and in chamber music from the Paris National Conservatory. Two international prizes in Naples and Salzburg launched her career, first in France with extensive tours totaling over a hundred concerts for the Jeunesses Musicales de France. European engagements followed in London, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Bonn, Lucerne, among other cities.In Vienna she participated in master-classes given during the Music Festival by Alfred Brendel, Jörg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda. The latter, having been offered a position of Artist-in-Residence from the University of Wisconsin, Madison invited her to come as his assistant.


United States


Two years after arriving in the US 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. These series of events prompted her to stay on this side of the Atlantic and to take the American citizenship.

At the same time George de Mendelssohn, the president of the VOX recording company, approached her for a recording project. Under this label Dosse released over twenty recordings, which have been broadcast over major radio stations worldwide. Among them are two complete piano works by SAINT-SAENS and GRANADOS, internationally acclaimed and reedited in 2003 and 2004.

Her discography also includes rarely heard concertos as well as solo works of the French repertoire from Chabrier to Poulenc.    Marylene Dosse has performed all over Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, Japan, China, North Africa, Mexico, and in most major cities of the United States. She has made numerous television appearances in Europe, China and the United States, and presented master-classes and workshops.


Chamber Music


Dosse, with violinist James Lyon and cellist Kim Cook, founded the Penn State resident Castalia trio, which has been heard in Germany, Austria, France, China, and in the United States. After a concert in Prague they were invited to record the Brahms trio in B major and the Ravel trio for the SKVRNA label. They have been invited for residencies at the Paris National Consevatory, at the Beijing and Shanghai conservatories and have given numerous master-classes in American universities. In China their performances of the Beethoven triple concerto were televised via satellite through the nation.

The violin and piano duo Marianne Behrendt-Marylene Dosse-, which was formed during their student days in Paris, still performs extensively and recently gave the complete cycle of the Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin in Buenos Aires and in Paris.


Academic career     

Marylene Dosse has been a guest faculty member of Indiana University-Bloomington and artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin. Then in 1986 she settled at the 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.