Ms. Koleva has appeared as a soloist of various orchestras and regularly performs with leading ensembles and theater groups. She is one of the founders and member of the female group ELECTRA and has a duo with the organist Jan Hage. Next to her activities as a classical musician she is often involved in cross-genre projects with improvised jazz, rock and film music. The last years mark the development of the successful duo with the jazz saxophonist Rutger van Otterloo and recently she has joined the new experimental rock band Rubatong. She has recorded for the following labels: Decca, New World Records, UNSOUNDS, NovaLinia Records , ADNARIM Studio and BVHAAST.
Tatiana studied piano and percussion in her home city Varna and continued her education at the Music Academy Sofia, and the Conservatories of Rotterdam and The Hague. Among her teachers are Dobri Paliev, Robert van Sice, Steven Schick, Siegfried Fink, Wim Vos and James Wood. Mrs. Koleva is a winner of the Grand Prize in the "Svetoslav Obretenov" National Bulgarian Competition (1988), the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition (1993) Rotterdam, and has been awarded with the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis, Darmstadt '94. In 1995 she was finalist in the First World L. H. Stevens International Marimba Competition, Astbury Park, NJ, USA. Just recently Tatiana Koleva received the prestigious Prize 'Musician of the Year in 2009' by the National Radio and the audience of Bulgaria.
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