Tanya earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Viola Perfiormance from Boston University. She toured Europe as assistant principal violist with America ’s Youth in Concert Orchestra and participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Young Artist’s Institute (1981 & 1982) as well as the National Repertory Orchestra (l990). Her principal teachers were Klement Hambourg, Michael Zaretsky, Raphael Hillyer, Steven Ansell, Patricia McCarty, and George Neikrug. Chamber music coaches include Eugene Lehner and Leslie Parnas. She also participated in master classes with Yuri Bashmet and the Muir and Vermeer String Quartets.

Tanya was a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic (1990-1991), Principal viola with the Symphony by the Sea (2007-2009) and has performed with numerous New England area ensembles including the Springfield Symphony and the Boston Academy of Music. In addition, as an active Boston area freelancer, she has performed with such notable artists as Peter Cetera, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson and Johnny Mathis.

Tanya is currently a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a private music studio where she teaches the Suzuki and Traditional methods to violin and viola students. In addition she is an active free-lance violist in the area, performing with such orchestras as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

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