Education and Performance
Dr. Tatiana Chulochnikova received a BA and Master’s Degree in Violin from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. In May of 2016 she graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Musical Arts, Orchestral Instruments (Violin) from The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.
She also has a Graduate Performance Diploma, Baroque Violin from Juilliard School of Music and Drama and a Master of Music, Baroque Violin from Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Tatiana has been praised by the press for her “fiercely pointed” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “fine performances” (The Washington Post), “dark plush romantic violin sound’ (New York Concert Review) and ‘thrilling technique and bravura style” (San Francisco Classical Voice).
In recent seasons Tatiana Chulochnikova appeared as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist and concertmaster with leading early music ensembles throughout the United States. The highlights include appearances as a concerto soloist in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, Philip Glass’ “American Four Seasons”Violin Concerto; Tatiana’s solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, chamber debut at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, as well as recitals in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN and New York City. Upcoming highlights include appearances and a concerto soloist, recitalist and concertmaster on numerous occasions with American Bach Soloists, Washington Bach Consort and the ensemble Tatiana founded in 2019 the BaRock Band.
A sought-after teacher, Dr. Chulochnikova has maintained a large private studio in Washington DC metro area since 2013. She has also held the position of the Director of the String Program at Edlin School in Reston, VA (2016-2018)
In 2016 Chulochnikova’s debut solo album was released worldwide on Toccata Classics (London, UK). A world premiere of violin music by composer Theodore Akimenko, the album earned very enthusiastic reviews including Fanfare Magazine (US) which called it “a fascinating release” and Classica Magazine (France) which described the interpretation as demonstrating a “total commitment and a free lyricism that goes straight to the heart”. Chulochnikova’s second album “Meditations and Reflections” was recorded at the Steppenwolf Studio in the Netherlands in November 2018 and was released worldwide by Steinway & Sons recording (New York, NY) label on October 18,2019. Chulochnikova’s live performances and interviews have been broadcast by classical radio stations nationwide including WETA, KALV and WFMT.
Tatiana joined Levine in August 2017; teaching violin, baroque violin, and chamber music.
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
My ultimate goal as a teacher is to educate and inspire my students, provoke and develop their interest and love for music and the violin. As a pedagogue, I strive to create an inspiring but challenging environment for my students. While not solely using a single method or school, I use a combination of all knowledge I earned as a pedagogue on the two continents. My teaching curriculum combines the finest aspects of the Russian and American traditions. It is comprehensive and student oriented, with a strong emphasis on individual development.
Having had extensive training in all aspects of the String Pedagogy, Music Psychology, History of the Performance Practice, I guide each student into the discovery of the most natural, relaxed technique. With my help they develop the skills necessary to be able to understand, analyze and interpret music of various styles and genres.
Levine school is the most professional and friendly working environment one could wish for. There is a very strong sense of the team among the faculty and staff who work together effectively in order to provide the best learning experience to all students. I am honored and delighted to be part of the Levine Music family.