Tatjana Vassiljeva

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Described as a “phenomenon”, Tatjana Vassiljeva is known as a musician possessing an irreproachable technique and irresistible range of sonorities, whose superlative virtuosity is of only minor importance beside the strength of musical personality and ideas, and her ability to communicate them. Tatjana’s innate musical curiosity is reflected by her extensive repertoire which ranges from baroque to contemporary music and includes several works of which she has given the world première. Since beginning her performing career at the age of twelve, Tatjana Vassiljeva has performed in Russia and throughout Europe and won prizes at many prestigious international competitions. Winning the First Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris at the 7th Concours de Violoncelle Rostropovitch in 2001 and as “Revelation from Abroad” at the 2005 Victoires de la Musique Classique brought Tatjana international recognition. Since then, Tatjana has built a formidable reputation as one of the leading cellists of today, performing with the most prestigious orchestras of today, amongst wich the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Academic Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Orchestre de Paris, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Jerusalem Chamber Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under such distinguished conductors as Y. Temirkanov, V. Gergiev, D. Zinman, C. Abbado, D. Gatti, V. Spivakov, Y. Bashmet, D. Kitaenko, M. Jurowski, J. Kout, S. Oramo, C. Eschenbach, B. de Billy, V. Sinaisky and K. Penderecki, with whom she gave the world premiere of the revised version of Penderecki’s Largo. As a chamber musician, Tatjana Vassiljeva performs at international festivals such as Lockenhaus, Verbier, Kronberg, Colmar, Elba, and others. She regularly performs chamber music concerts throughout Europe and Japan with soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as the Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet. Tatjana has made three CDs for the Accord/Universal label, and two releases for the MIRARE label, was awarded the Diapason d’Or, and established herself as ‘the new diva of the cello.’ She performs on a cello made by Antonio Stradivari in 1725, generously provided by LVMH.