B i o g r a p h y
Tanya currently enjoys a varied freelance career, performing with orchestras and chamber groups including BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Academy of St Martin in the Fields. She has been invited to sit as Guest Principal 2nd violin with the Halle Orchestra and English National Ballet as of 2017/18.
Tanya held the prestigious Meaker Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for 2013/14, during which time she was given the honour of preparing and performing on the Viotti Ex-Bruce 1709 Stradivarius, as well as recording Bach and Enescu on it for the RAM. Tanya was awarded the fellowship after receiving a Distinction for the Master of Arts in Violin Performance at the Academy, where she studied with Remus Azoitei. Her impressive final performance meant that she was also awarded a Diploma of the RAM and the Moir Carnegie Prize for an outstanding final recital. This was made possible with the generous support of:
Anglo-Jewish Association 2011-2013
Musicians Benevolent Fund 2012/13
Royal Academy of Music Clumbar Studio Scholarship 2012/13
Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust 2012/13
St Marylebone Educational Grant Foundation 2012
Emanuel Hurwitz Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Foundation 2011/12
Countess of Munster Musical Trust 2011/12
As a soloist, Tanya has performed with the North London Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Trinity Camerata, London Gay Symphony Orchestra, The Blaze Ensemble and Lucerne Festival Academy Ensemble.
During the Masters, Tanya was appointed Principal 2nd Violin of the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists (directed by Clio Gould) and held many principal positions in the RAM ensembles and orchestras, a highlight being Concertmaster for 'Ein Heldenleben' at the RAM conducted by Semyon Bychkov. In 2012 she was nominated to represent the Academy at the Pacific Music Festival, Japan and in 2014 was selected to be concertmaster with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra and soloist with the Lucerne Festival Academy Tour Ensemble, working closely with Sir Simon Rattle and Matthias Pintscher.
In her spare time Tanya loves nothing more than to experiment in the kitchen and go cycling with her husband in the countryside surrounding where they live in Hemel Hempstead.
Prior to the MA Tanya studied for a Bachelor of Music with Hu Kun and Remus Azoitei (also at the Royal Academy of Music) with a full scholarship, graduating in 2009 with a First Class Honours and the ‘John Baker Development Award’. Tanya has given recitals at various festivals including the Winchester Cathedral Lunchtime Recital Series, Proms at St Judes, Chichester Music Festival and New London Orchestra Young Performers Concert Series. In 2011/12 she was selected as a Recommended Artist under Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Award scheme and was chosen to receive Making Music's ‘Music for Alice Bursary’.