The entire Eastman community is shocked and deeply saddened to have learned about the accident that took the life of Tatiana Tchekina. Tatiana was an assistant professor of piano accompanying and wife to violin faculty member Oleh Krysa. Professor Krysa was also involved in the accident, and is recovering.
Professor Tchekina was a valued member of our faculty who influenced the lives of the many students with whom she collaborated on performances and competitions. As a world-class musician, she had an international career both as a solo pianist and in collaboration with Professor Krysa. Our thoughts are with Oleh, and their family and friends at this very difficult time.
Jamal J. Rossi
Eastman School of Music