Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
Praised in the media for her 'dark plush romantic violin sound' (New York Concert Review) and 'thrilling technique and bravura style" (San Francisco Classical Voice) violinist Tatiana Chulochnikova is pursuing an active career as a soloist and chamber musician with performances spanning throughout the United States.
In addition to her work with the Four Nations Ensemble, in 2015-16 Tatiana appeared as a soloist and concertmaster with Washington Bach Consort, and the American Bach Soloists. In 2015 Tatiana has been named the winner of the Jeffrey Thomas Award 2016. This award is given annually to one musician of unusual promise and precocious achievement. As the winner, Ms. Chulochnikova performed series of concerts as a concerto soloist in American Bach Soloists' 2016 season playing E major violin concerto by J.S. Bach as well as her own historical reconstruction of the famous organ Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565). Tatiana's playing received highly enthusiastic reviews: it was described as 'finely articulated and assertive' with 'impressive brilliance'.
Born in Ukraine, Chulochnikova began playing violin at the age of 7 and made her professional debut at 14 playing Bruch’s violin concerto with the Kharkov Philharmonic. Around the same time, her own Trio for violin, flute, and cello was awarded Second Prize at the International Young Composers Competition in Kiev. Chulochnikova received her professional training at the Tchaikovsky College of Music and Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. She also holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard School.
Tatiana Chulochnikova gave solo and chamber music recitals in the U.S, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, India, Ukraine and Russia. In the U.S. Tatiana performed in most major concert halls including Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Severance Hall. She also made a solo and chamber music debut at the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2013.
Tatiana’s upcoming engagements include solo recitals in New York City, Washington, DC, Annapolis, MD and Minneapolis, MN. Together with Four Nations Ensemble, Chulochnikova will appear at the Clark Museum, Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. As a concertmaster of Washington Bach Consort, Tatiana will lead ensemble’s performances in Washington, DC. In the 2016-17 season Tatiana will also join American Bach Soloists in series of concerts in San Francisco Bay Area.
Tatiana Chulochnikova is the founder of The Rubinstein Music Society - the organization which strives to promote classical music masterpieces of the Romantic Era from North America and Europe and to uncover the largely ignored romantic repertoire from Ukraine and Russia. Bringing this valuable and rich repertoire to the attention of both music lovers and professionals, the RMS is committed to conducting research, organizing live performances, staging lectures and sponsoring recording projects.
he most recent project of the RMS was a production of the first ever recorded collection of works by Theodore Akimenko. Until now this wonderful composer had only one claim to fame: he was Stravinsky’s first teacher. The recent review of this world premiere recording- “Theodore Akimenko: Works for Violin and Piano”- noted that the music is “played with fullest commitment, romantic fervour and heart”. Forthcoming projects of RMS will include CD recordings which will be released on Toccata Classics, described as being among “the most fearlessly enterprising labels on earth”, by Fanfare Magazine. The partnership with Toccata Press publishing company will allow RMS to commission and publish essays and biographies of some of the finest composers of the past. Forgotten and unfairly unnoticed, their names and pieces they produced will be brought back to light, opening another door into the world of music discovery.
For details and performance calendar, please, visit tatiana.com.
Photo: David Rodgers Photography