Russian cellist Tatiana began cello and piano lessons at the age of six and in 2004, went to study at the Moscow Special Music School with Professor Vladimir Tonkha. In 2010, Tatiana moved to the UK to study at the Royal Northern College of Music before completing her Master of Arts under the guidance of Professor Felix Schmidt at the Royal Academy of Music. Tatiana has been supported by the Yuri Rozum International Charitable Foundation.
At the Royal Academy of Music, Tatiana performed in public masterclasses with Mario Brunello, Stephen Doane and Hartmut Rohde. She also had the privilege to receive tuition from Colin Carr, Ralph Kirshbaum and Hannah Roberts and performed under the direction of world-renowned conductors including Marin Alsop, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Jesus Lopez-Cobos and Sir Mark Elder.
Tatiana has performed extensively throughout Europe, the UK and Russia as both a soloist and chamber musician. Her festival appearances include a performance with Yuri Rozum at Kensington Palace, Stockhausen’s Gruppen with London Sinfonietta in Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise, and the Russian premiere of Gubaidulina’s Mirage: The Dancing Sun for eight cellos in the Moscow State Conservatory Great Hall.
As a member of Stella Quartet, Tatiana made her Wigmore Hall debut in July 2013, performed in the 2014 Wigmore Hall concert series For Crying Out Loud and gave the UK premiere of Pereria’s Strophe in Duke’s Hall.
Tatiana is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar, supporting her place in Southbank Sinfonia.
What do you love about classical music?
Classical music is a means to communicate something that can’t be described by words. I was always fascinated to learn the language of music to convey a wide spectrum of human feelings and emotions.
What’s on your playlist right now?
Talich Quartet playing Dvořák, Grigory Sokolov playing Chopin, Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, and lots of other random tracks.
What is your most amusing musical moment?
Once I took part in the ‘Salon Prize’ at the RNCM as a member of a cello quartet. We had prepared to perform a selection of songs by Metallica one of them called Creeping Death. We took our appearance very seriously and put a lot of effort into the makeup and accessories from the specialised rock/punk shop including chains, nets, black nail varnish etc. We also had our cellos amplified and all that. It was the best experience rocking the stage in front of the Head of Strings and other people on the panel. We received standing ovations and won the prize.