Tanya Kalmanovitch (Canada)

Violist and violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch performs modern jazz, classical music and free improvisation. Actively performing in New York City since 2004, she has been named “Best New Talent” by All About Jazz New York. Tanya’s debut recording with her quartet Hut Five was hailed by the Montreal Gazette as “an exceptional recording, one of the more engaging recordings heard in some time” and was garnished with a number of stars by Down Beat magazine. Her latest recording, Heart Mountain, with pianist Myra Melford, was released in May 2007 to international acclaim, topping a number of critics' "Best of 2007" lists and garnering French jazz magazine Jazzman's prestigious "Choc" award. Tanya has performed in Europe and North America with a wide range of artists including Mark Turner, Benoît Delbecq, Mark Helias, Dominique Pifarély, Andy Laster, Tom Rainey, Ernst Reijseger, Mat Maneri, and Martin Hayes, John Cage and Shujaat Husain Khan. Tanya teaches regularly at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London UK and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag NL, and is a member of the faculty of the department of Creative Improvisation at Boston’s New England Conservatory. She frequently presents workshops on improvisation for string players, classical musicians, jazz musicians, and musicians in general in the Netherlands, Ireland, the United States and the Czech Republic. She is also the Canadian representative to the International Association of Schools of jazz. 

Thursday, 25.08.2011

Tanya Kalmanovitch - viola, Loukia Paleologou - voice, Costis Christodoulou - piano


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