Born in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, pianist Tatiana Chernichka won first prize in the Göttingen International Chopin Competition at the age of just ten. Two years later, she gave her first solo recital and made her debut with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, performing Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1. Tatiana Chernichka already has a number of competition prizes to her name. She was placed third in both the 58th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano and the 60th Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona. In 2013, she was a finalist in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.
Thanks to her prize in the Busoni competition, Tatiana Chernichka had three opportunities to take part in masterclasses with the legendary Alfred Brendel in Essen, Bolzano and Reykjavik.
Since then, the pianist has given concerts both in Germany and abroad, with engagements taking her all over Europe and to Russia. She has made guest appearances at festivals such as Armonie sotto la Rocca in Italy, Musical Kremlin in Moscow and the Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen. In addition, she has participated in the Tel-Hai International Piano Masterclasses in Israel. Tatiana Chernichka has performed with orchestras including the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Israel Symphonic Orchestra, Musica Viva Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Gustav Mahler Academy and the Polish chamber orchestra AUKSO.
Tatiana Chernichka trained at the music school of the M.I. Glinka State Conservatory for Gifted Children in her home city, where she was taught by Professor Mary Lebenson.
She has lived in Munich since 2003 and completed her undergraduate studies there with Professor Eliso Virsaladze. In 2011, she gained her master’s degree with distinction under Professor Klaus Kaufmann at Salzburg’s Mozarteum. Tatiana Chernichka holds a scholarship from the “Live Music Now” foundation in Munich. In addition, she has taught accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich since 2009.
Last updated: March 2019