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. Since 1967 Ms. Tchekina has performed with her husband, violinist Oleh Krysa, in solo and chamber music recitals in major concert halls throughout the former Soviet Union (including Great and Small Halls of Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall, Glinka Hall, Column Hall of Kiev Philharmonia), Poland (including Warsaw Philharmonia Hall), Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Finland, Germany, Holland (including Concertgebouw), Denmark, England (including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall), France, Austria (including Brahms Hall), Spain, Italy, Turkey, USA (including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall Chicago), Canada, (including Roy Thomson Hall, Place des Arts), Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan (including Taiwan’s National Concert Hall), Korea (including Seoul Arts Center), Japan (including Suntory Hall, Minato Mirai Hall) and has received world wide critical acclaim.
Tatiana Tchekina 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, The 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) and regularly participated at Master Classes in Japan.
In 2004, Tatiana Tchekina was an official accompanist at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition (Odessa, Ukraine) and in 2008 at Qingdao International Violin Competition (China).
She has recorded 20 CDs on the Melodya, BIS, Triton, TNC, and Russian Disc labels with violinist Oleh Krysa.
Tatiana Tchekina taught Chamber Music at Kiev Conservatory and Accompanying at Gnesin Musical and Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. Currently she is Assistant Professor of Accompanying, part-time, at the Eastman School of Music.