Tatiana Kolchanova is a Violinist, Pianist/ also teaches Viola & Cello & Bass
with 23 years of teaching experience , 30 years of performing / Ph.D
founder, director of Music&Arts Academy – 906 NE 3rd Ave, Camas WA, 98607
Camas-Washougal Community Orchestra Director&Conductor
1964 – born in Russia
1970 – entered a Music School, where was studied piano, violin, music theory, music history, singing with choir, playing with ensemble and orchestra.
1984 – graduated Music College of the Moscow Conservatory/ Bachelor Honors Degree
1989 – graduated Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory/
Master Honors Degree
1993 – continued post-graduate finishing the Ph.D.
1992 – Laureate of the Russian Radio’s Soloists Competition
1989-1996 – worked as a violinist for the Russian Radio and TV Tchaikovsky Orchestra
1996-2006 – worked as First Violin for the Glinka State (Russia)String Quartet
Starting in 1983 Tatiana was touring extensively throughout the world performing with many well-known musicians at many famous concert halls, including Musikverein/ Vienna, Concertgebouw/ Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall/ New York City
1996-2006 – Tatiana has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory’s Academic Music College, Central Moscow Music School and ‘New Names’ Foundation in Moscow.
2000- 2006 – Tatiana has been teaching Quartet Class at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and was an Assistant of Professor Dmitry Shebalin ( Borodin String Quartet Viola player)
2001 – She was an Adjudicator for an International Competition in Athens.
Several of her students including her son Artem Givargizov* are Laureates of International Competitions.
2007 – moved to USA
2007 – 2013 Assistant of Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
2007-2016 – Substitute position with Oregon Symphony
2012-2016 – Core Violin Player position with Portland Opera Orchestra
2007- 2016 – participating in Festivals and Chamber programs, plays with Bravo Vancouver, MTDuo, Grazioso Duo, Duo Con Anima, DTQuartet.
USA teaching experience
2008-2015 – violin/piano teacher at Classique Music Academy
2010-2012 – has been teaching at Rose City Music Academy, Portland.
2010 – Tatiana juried the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Competition.
2010 and 2011 – Adjudicator for the VSO Youth Artist Competition.
2011-2019 she has been coaching solo, ensembles, orchestras at Vancouver School of Arts & Academics and Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Covington Middle School, Parkrose High School. Tatiana coached Clark College Orchestra, Union Hight School the violin & viola orchestral sections, Piano Trios, String Quartets.
2016-2017 Tatiana worked as a judge for Solo/ Ensemble Festivals at Cascade & Covington Middle Schools, and in 2019 at the Mozart Club Music Festival/ Beacock music co.
2015-2019 she has coached quartets at Pacific Crest Quartet Camp.
Tatiana’s students participate in their schools orchestras, also in Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Portland Youth Philharmonic.
Since 2015 – Tatiana is a founder and conductor of Camas-Washougal Community Orchestra.
She is member of Music Teachers National Association, Washington State Music Teachers Association and Clark County Music Teachers Association.
Artem Givargizov is Co-Director and Instructor of the Music & Arts Academy, Moscow/Russia branch. Artem is a Violinist and a Sound Engineer, Laureate of International Competitions, graduated Music College of Tchaikovsky Conservatory and post graduation from the Russian TV Institute, Moscow/Russia. He has been studied at Gnessina Music Academy, Moscow, and at Hoch Schule, Karlsruhe/ Germany. Artem has toured throughout Russia and Europe, including Germany, Norway, Hungary, Slovakia, also in Mexico and Greece.
Artem is experienced violin teacher and has done many projects as a sound engineer.