Tatjana "Tanja" Roos, violin
The fourth generation of a musical family, Tatjana was born in London in 1997 and began playing the violin when she was three. She was admitted to London's Royal Academy of Music (Junior Department) and, at age seven, she recorded Massenet’s "Meditation" for an installation art exhibition by Turner Prize-winner, Gillian Wearing. Aged 10, Tatjana enjoyed her first solo opportunity with orchestra at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore where she played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
In 2008, she gained entry to the Yehudi Menuhin School, studying with Professor Natasha Boyarsky and, in 2010, won a first prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition, Italy.
When, at age 15, Tatjana was accepted as a pupil to Professor Boris Kuschnir, she embarked upon an ambitious schedule; dividing her time between Vienna, for her musical studies at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz and continuing academic studies at home in Surrey. During 2014, Tatjana added further violin studies with Professor Boris Kucharsky at Junior Guildhall, London.
Her extensive concerto repertoire (many performed with orchestras) is complemented with frequent travel to International Music Festivals, including IMS Prussia Cove in Cornwall, UK and the 2015 Verbier Festival Academy, Switzerland. She has enjoyed chamber music and classes with numerous Masters - most recently with Alexander Janiczek, Philippe Graffin, Ana Chumachenco, Pamela Frank and Midori.
In September 2015, Tatjana won a President's Distinction Award scholarship to study at New England Conservatory, Boston with Professor Miriam Fried and in April 2016 won second prize at Tunbridge Wells International competition. During the summer of 2016, Tatjana joined Ravinia's Steans Music Institute, USA as well as Crans Montana masterclasses, Switzerland and Enghien International Musical master classes, Belgium. Recent engagements have included concerto performances with The City Chamber Ensemble and the Odessa National Opera Theatre Orchestra - for more details, go to www.tatjanaroos.com.
Thanks to the generous support of a London benefactor and by kind arrangement with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, Tatjana plays a G.B. Guadagnini violin (the “ex-Kavakos” ) made in Turin, c.1785.