Dr. Tatiana Tessman
I began my public concert career at the age of four in Omsk, Russia. A year later, I entered the Gnessins School of Music in Moscow where I studied under the direction of Professor Tatiana Zaitzeva. In 1997, after being awarded a scholarship from the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, I was admitted to the Moscow State Conservatory where I studied with teachers such as Valery Kastelsky, Pavel Nersessian, Nikolai Lugansky, Sergei Dorensky (with whom I pursued my studies as a post-graduate student) and Mstislav Rostropovich. After finishing my Bachelor and Master degrees at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire, I moved to the United States where I earned my Doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Solomon Mikowsky where I was a recipient of the Elda van Gelder Memorial Foundation Scholarship. Currently I serve as the organist/pianist at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church.