Kiveli Dörken, born in 1995, is currently a student at the College of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover, where she studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Lars Vogt. Even as a child, she not only won numerous national competitions, including first prize at events such as ›Jugend musiziert‹, but also at international competitions such as the EPTA competition in Croatia, the Grotrian-Steinweg Competition and the International Rotary Youth Music Competition. She has been awarded several scholarships including one by the renowned festival ›Spannungen‹ (Tensions).
Aged only eight years old, Kiveli Dörken gave her first public concert, since which time she has performed in many European countries, in China, The United States and numerous well-known concert halls such as the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. This young pianist has been a guest performer at the Kissinger Summer, at the ›Spannungen‹ Festival in Heimbach, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the ›Next Generation‹ Festival in Liechtenstein. Other highlights include appearances for the Dalai Lama in 2007 and for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington DC in 2009. A significant share of Dörken’s concert activity is dedicated to chamber music with artists such as Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath, Florian Donderer and Tanja Tetzlaff. Kiveli Dörken is a member of a permanent duo with her sister Danae, with whom she also founded the Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF), based on the Greek Island of Lesbos, in 2015.