Precollege Faculty:Piano, Chamber Music
An inspiring soloist and ensemble partner, Russian-born pianist Tatiana Goncharova has performed throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “exceptional musicianship,” Ms. Goncharova has appeared with various programs and ensembles at such noted venues as Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kravis Center, Ravinia, Caramoor and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.
Frequent collaborations with international artists have taken Ms. Goncharova who’s been hailed by Washington Post as “a musician on the threshold of a brilliant career” to such renowned venues as the Aspen Music Festival, Japan’s Miyazaki Music Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival in Lincoln Center, National Hall in Taipei, Colden Center for the Arts, Singapore Sun Festival, Montpellier Music Festival in France, as well as the Appalachian Summer Music Festival and the Great Composers Festival in Canada where she performed a duo recital with one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, Pinchas Zukerman. In May 2003, Ms. Goncharova performed in recital with Mr. Zukerman in Tokyo for the Empress of Japan. Her performances were broadcast by Radio France, New York’s WNYC and WQXR, nationally on PBS and NPR’s Performance Today, and in Japan.
As a resident artist of the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, she founded TAGI ensemble (formerly known as the New York Lyric Chamber Players) with Igor Begelman and Grigory Kalinovsky. The highlights of the group’s recent seasons include performances and master classes at Asheville Chamber Series, Universities of South and Western Carolina, Sevenars, Bentley College, Howland Music Center, Emelin Theater, Lukas Foss’s Festival of the Hamptons and the Lyric Chamber Music Society.
Ms. Goncharova is on the faculty of Pinchas Zukerman’s National Arts Center Young Artists Program in Canada, the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division in New York, the Zukerman Performance Program, and formerly at the Perlman Music Program, Fordham University and Illona Feher Festival in Israel. She is also involved with a number of educational projects through her affiliation with Astral Artistic Services and the Piatigorsky Foundation, which allows her to perform classical music in less traditional settings.
“A sensational pianist” (Providence Journal), Ms. Goncharova is a winner of numerous prizes and awards, including the Olga Koussevitzky Piano Competition, the Bergen Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Moscow Conservatory Concerto Competition and the Byelorussian National Competition. She has studied with such renowned musicians as Leon Fleisher, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Eugene Malinin and Oxana Yablonskaya at the Moscow State Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard School.
Ms. Goncharova made her debut recording with violinist Grigory Kalinovsky, featuring Violin Sonata and 24 Preludes by Dmitry Shostakovich, which has been recently released worldwide by Centaur Records and praised by the International Record Review for its “emotional intensity,” and “overwhelming mastery.”
Highlights of Ms. Goncharova’s recent seasons include appearances with Orchestre de Chambre Francais at the Long Island Mozart Festival, as well as performances with Chamber Players International, Big Arts and Ridotto Series, New York’s Merkin Hall, Bar Harbor and Newport Music Festivals, recital tours of Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Spain, as well as duo recitals with Pinchas Zukerman in Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2005.