Tatiana Kolchanova is a Violinist, Pianist/ also teaches Viola & Cello & Bass
with 25 years of teaching experience , 32 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.
2020 Tatiana continues teaching online. New CD World Famous Beautiful Music got recorded and released, Tatiana plays multiple instruments, editor/sound engineer Tim Givargizov.
2021 Tatiana teaches in- person and online, also performing and recording. Her students participate in Baroque/Classical and Romantic/ Contemporary Music Festivals of Clark County Music Teachers Association, and in Music Artistry Program of Music Teachers National Association.
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/Tim 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 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.