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Tatiana Samouil

Violin

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Born into a family of musicians, from the age of 3 Tatiana was already playing piano and two years later she discovered the violin. She played her debut with the National Orchestra of Moldova, under the baton of her father, Alexandru Samoila and performed in the Vatican Residence for the Pope John Paul II, at the UN Headquarters in Geneva and for UNESCO in Paris.

Tatianal won prizes at prestigious violin competitions: “Tchaikovsky International Competition” in Moscow (2002), the “Queen Elisabeth Competition” in Brussels (2001) and the “International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition” in Helsinki (2000).

Presently, she is performing around the world, despite her near fatal accident in 2014. It left her hospitalised for a long period, unsure of whether she would be able to walk or play the violin again.

She often shares the stage with other great musicians of our time: Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Gautier Capuçon and Frans Helmerson. Tatiana has enjoyed performing with the conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Christian Arming, Kazushi Ono, Dmitry Liss, Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

Tatiana Samouil has performes with numerous notable orchestras: the Belgian National Orchestra, Liège Royal Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires and Finnish Radio Orchestra.

She is a founding member of Malibran quartet, teaches at the prestigious Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, the Antwerpen Royal Conservatory in Belgium and at the Musikene Superior Arts Center in San Sebastián. As a permanent member of Yuri Bashmet Academy, she gives masterclasses all over Russia.

She has nearly 20 CD’ and her recording of works by Eugène Ysaÿe received “Diapason d’Or”, the highest award of the French Music Magazine “Diapason”.

At present, Tatiana is playing on a Nicolo Gagliano (1770) and a modern violin of Christian Bayon, built specially for her.