Assistant Professor of Accompanying, part-timeDepartment:
Pianist Tatiana Tchekina was born in Moscow into a family of singers. She studied at the Moscow and Kiev Conservatories with Boris Zemlyansky and Vsevolod Topilin. From 1967 until 2013, Ms. Tchekina performed with her husband, violinist Oleh Krysa, receiving worldwide critical acclaim in solo and chamber music recitals in major concert halls throughout the former Soviet Union (including the Great and Small Halls of Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall, Glinka Hall, and the Column Hall of the Kiev Philharmonia), Poland (including Warsaw Philharmonia Hall), Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Finland, Germany, Holland (including the Concertgebouw), Denmark, England (including Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall), France, Austria (including Brahms Hall), Spain, Italy, Turkey, the United States (including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Orchestra Hall, Chicago), Canada, (including Roy Thomson Hall and the Place des Arts), Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan (including the National Concert Hall), Korea (including the Seoul Arts Center), Japan (including Suntory Hall and Minato Mirai Hall).
Tatiana Tchekina regularly participated in master classes in Japan, and also appeared at major music festivals in Russia (Moscow Stars), Czechoslovakia (Prague Spring), Bulgaria (Sofia Weeks, Plovdiv Music Festival), Poland (Lancut Music Festival), Austria (Wiener Fest), Finland (Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival, Korsholm International Chamber Music Festival), the United States (Oregon Bach Festival, InterHarmony Music Festival, Lake Winnipesaukee Music Festival, Park City International Chamber Music Festival), Japan (Ishikawa Music Academy, Nagano International Music Festival, Hamamtsu Summer Seminar, Kawaguchi-ko Music Festival), Australia (Townsville International Chamber Music Festival), and New Zealand (Wellington International Music Festival).
In 2004, Tatiana Tchekina was an official accompanist at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition in Odessa, Ukraine, and in 2008, at the Qingdao International Violin Competition in China. With Oleh Krysa, she recorded 20 CDs on the Melodya, BIS, Triton, TNC, and Russian Disc labels.
Tatiana Tchekina taught chamber music at Kiev Conservatory and accompanying at Gnesin Musical and Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. She served as Assistant Professor of Accompanying, part-time, at the Eastman School of Music from 2002 to 2013.
Tatiana Tchekina died Saturday, December 7, 2013, in an automobile accident.