Native of the Republic of Georgia, Tamari Gurevich Hill made her orchestral debut with the Georgian State Symphony at age 11. In 1992, as one of the leading young artists in Georgia, Tamari was invited to join the renowned Toradze Piano Studio at the Indiana University. She performed in the critically acclaimed recitals at the Settimane Musicali di Stressa e del Lago Maggiore in Italy; The Rising Stars Festival in Ravinia; White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia; Steinway Hall Piano Concert Series in New York City; International Young Stars Piano Series in New Orleans; Re-Encountering Rachmaninoff; NJSO Festival; and many more. Following prizes at various international piano competitions, including a Grand Prize and a Special Prize for Best Performance of Debussy at the 14th International Piano Competition in Oporto, Portugal, Ms. Gurevich performed in solo recitals and with orchestras throughout Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the United States, being praised by critics for her “rapturous romanticism and lyrical sensitivity.”
Ms. Gurevich is a teacher with decades of experience. Her students have earned awards and prizes in various piano competitions. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Piano and Supervisor of the Secondary Piano Lessons Program at the Eastman School of Music. On several occasions she has stepped in as a substitute for Dr. Nelita True and Professor Natalya Antonova during their leaves of absences. She has previously taught at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University and Houghton College.
Ms. Gurevich is also a member of the piano faculty at the Eastman Community Music School. In 2010, she was the recipient of the prestigious Jack L. Frank Award for Excellence in Teaching. She holds degrees with honors from the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, and Tbilisi State Conservatory. She has studied with Nelita True, Alexander Toradze, Tengiz Amiradjibi and William Cerny.
Ms. Gurevich has also been a jury member of numerous piano competitions. In 2004 Ms. Gurevich founded and served as the director of the Emil Gurevich and Rozalie Rozjok National Piano Competition in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.