“…Great clarity and temperament mark her way of playing the Viola, using all forms of expression…A very special event!…” - Frankfurter Allgemeine

imageTatjana Masurenko, born in Russia, received her early training at the Special Music School and the State Conservatory in St.Petersburg. While still a student she was playing concerts with the leading orchestras of Russia.

In 1991 she moved to Germany to continue her studies with Kim Kashkashian and Nobuko Imai at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. Her many encounters with Boris Pergamenschikow, Paul Badura-Skoda and György Kurtag had a lasting influence on her artistic development. She has won prizes and awards at numerous international competitions, for example, the “Lionel Tertis” International Viola Competition in England, the Markneukirchen International Viola Competition in Germany and the “Yuri Bashmet” International Viola Competition in Moscow, that was to seal her position amongst leading Violists.

She has been a guest soloist with many orchestras in Europe, USA, Asia and Russia, like the NDR Radio-Philharmonie, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the St.Petersburg Philharmonics, the Hongkong Symphony Orchestra and the Thomanerchor Leipzig, collaborating with Boris Pergamenschikow, Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt, Isabelle van Keulen, Jan Vogler and the Vogler-Quartet. During that she also worked with conductors like Marek Janowski, Eiji Oue, Herbert Blomstedt ,Georg Christoph Biller and Peter Oundjan.

Since 1996 only the artist has been guest of many important festivals such as Marlboro Music Festival (USA), as well as festivals in the United Kingdom (Prussia Cove and Hindemith Festival London), West Cork Festival (Ireland), Delft Chamber Music Festival (Netherlands), “Spannungen” Festival, Schloss Moritzburg and ECMA in Cologne (Germany), “Schubertiaden” in St.Petersburg (Russia) and made her debut on West German Radio (WDR), North German Radio (NDR), Deutschland Radio Berlin, in Wigmore Hall (London), in Small Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie. Besides all these concert tours Tatjana Masurenko is Professor for Viola at the oldest German Hochschule für Musik “F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” in Leipzig and conducts as well several master classes in Germany, USA, Turkey and Russia.

After her first CD-Recording of G.A. Benda´s Viola Concerto the “Fono-Forum” wrote:

“…The young Russian viola-player Tatjana Masurenko is a real discovery. Her recording is thoroughly convincing, her sound is beautiful, her technique is brilliant…”

“…Tatjana Masurenko is one of the most creative viola players around this time…” - Nobuko Imai