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Tanya Kalmanovitch

Primary Instrument: Viola

Born: July 5, 1970    

Tanya Kalmanovitch

Born in Fort McMurray, Alberta, violist and violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch now lives in the spaces between 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, while Time Out New York identified her from a small pool of suspects as “the Juilliard-trained violist who’s been tearing up the scene”.

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 DownBeat magazine. Her latest recording, Heart Mountain, with pianist Myra Melford, will be released in May 2007....
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    Heart Mountain

    Perspicacity Records
    2007
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    Out Where the Trains Don't Run

    Perspicacity Records
    2005

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Featured recording “Hut Five”

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Hut Five

Self Produced (2003)

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Primary Instrument:Viola

Location:New York, NY

Willing to teach:Beginners

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Tanya Kalmanovitch is Assistant Chair of the department of Creative Improvisation at New England Conservatory in Boston MA and a regular instructor at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag NL and the summer school of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London UK, where she has pioneered creative improvisation programs for classical musicians. Central to her teaching philosophy is a belief that all musicians, regardless of genre, should possess the means to creative self- expression and professional development. Tanya has played a leading role in developing improvisational pedagogy for string players and creative musicians...

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