Quickly to affix the Colburn College’s string college, Russian-born German violist Tatjana Masurenko shall be educating viola and chamber music within the college’s famend Conservatory of Music in addition to its Music Academy for rising pre-college musicians.
Beforehand, Masurenko has served as professor of viola on the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig since 2002 and Switzerland’s Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne since 2019. She is the creative director of Turkey’s Worldwide Viola Camp in Iznik and has held masterclasses throughout Europe and the U.S.
As a trainer, she is devoted to growing the viola as a solo instrument and its function in modern music. A number of of her college students have constructed profitable careers and journey internationally as soloists, professors, chamber musicians, and principal violists in main orchestras.
Rising up in a household of Russian lecturers and jazz musicians, Masurenko started her music research in St. Petersburg. She additionally studied with Kim Kashkashian and Nobuko Imai in Germany, whereas different mentors included Boris Pergamenschikow, György Kurtág, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Herbert Blomstedt.
Her creative collaborators have concerned composers reminiscent of Gladys Krenek, Moritz von Gagern, Dimitri Terzakis, Wolfgang Rihm, Hans-Christian Bartel, Luca Lombardi, and Nejat Başeğmezler.
“To affix the Colburn College is to be part of a passionate and nurturing neighborhood,” mentioned Masurenko within the press launch. “I’m so grateful for this chance. I can not wait to work with the varsity’s distinctive college students and collaborate alongside the varsity’s esteemed college.”
“Instructing excellence has been a trademark of the Colburn College since our founding,” defined Colburn College’s President and CEO, Sel Kardan. “Following an intensive worldwide search, we’re delighted to have Tatjana Masurenko, one of many world’s biggest violists, be a part of our artist college of virtuoso performers and pedagogues.”
“[Masurenko] fashions extraordinary artistry as a soloist and chamber musician, in addition to a dedication to educating and fostering future generations of transformative artists,” added Conservatory Dean Lee Cioppa. “Her presence on the college will enrich not simply her college students, however the complete Colburn College neighborhood.”