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Instrumental recital – Tatjana Roos (violin) acc. by Ilana Mordkovitch-Roos (piano) Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Tatjana Roos Recital Programme 22 March 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead. 8:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door: £10 (Visitors) £7 (Members).
Complimentary light refreshments will be served during the interval.

This evening’s instrumental recital will be given by outstanding young violinst Tatjana Roos accompanied by Ilana Mordokovitch-Roos (piano). Tatjana will start the recital with the Paganini Caprice No.9 and will end the first half of the programme with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Melodie’ Op 42 and the 1st movement of the Tchaikovsky D major violin concerto. In the second half she will play sonata’s by Ysaye (No.2, Opus 27) and Prokofiev (No.2 Opus 94) and will end with Sarasate’s famous ‘Carmen Fantasy’ based on music from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ opera.

The fourth generation of a musical family, Tatjana was born in London in 1997 and fell in love with the violin at the age of three. Tatjana was soon admitted to London’s Royal Academy of Music (Junior Department) At the age of six she gave a public performances of the Bach A-minor concerto and at the age of seven recorded Massenet’s “Meditation” for an installation art exhibition by Turner Prize-winner, Gillian Wearing.

In 2006, Tatjana’s family re-located to Singapore where she performed regularly as well as at European summer festivals including a broadcast on Dutch national television. Aged ten, Tatjana gave her first solo performance with orchestra at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore) where she played the Mendelssohn E minor Violin Concerto. In 2008, she won entry to the Yehudi Menuhin School, studying with Professor Natasha Boyarsky; in 2010 won a first prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition (Italy) and at the age of 15 was accepted as a pupil to Professor Boris Kuschnirin in Vienna.

Her extensive concerto repertoire includes the Mendelssohn, Bruch, Vivaldi; Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Prokofiev and Paganini concertos. Tatjana is also a keen chamber player and recent performances have taken her across Europe as well as to China, Taiwan and USA.

In July 2014, Tatjana was the youngest finalist and prize-winner at Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition. In Septrember 2015 Tatjana won ascholarship to study at the New England Coservatory (Boston USA) under Professor Miriam Fried.


Ilana Mordkovitch-Roos was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and enjoyed a music centred education from an early age, attending a specialist USSR Central Music School for talented children. Throughout her studies Ilana won numerous scholarship awards. She completed her graduate education in the UK; first at The Royal Northern College of Music with Sulamita Aranovsky and then, for her Performer’s Diploma, at The Royal College of Music, London, studying with Irina Zaritskaya.

In 2010, Ilana returned to her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she completed her MA under Michael Dussek. During her MA, Ilana played for many master classes with renowned musicians, including Thomas Brands, Maxim Vengerov, Tasmin Little, Zvi Zetlin and Ian Brown.

Ilana is most inspired by the Duo repertoire for violin and piano and has performed in many recitals and at music festivals in the UK, continental Europe and in Singapore. She recorded the Grieg, Sonatas for Violin and Piano for Chandos records, awarded a top rating from BBC and Penguin CD guides. Ilana’s wide teaching experience, over 30 years, encompasses work with solo pianists and with chamber music ensembles