Biography


Tatyana Dudochkin at the Piano
Formidable, Russian born, pianist … highly sensitive and passionate playing with exquisite tone — Boston Globe

  • 🎹 Piano Faculty, New England Conservatory Schools of Preparatory and Continuing Education
  • 🎹 President, Chamber Music Foundation of New England
  • 🎹 Founder and artistic director of Annual Composers Anniversary at NEC Jordan Hall since 1990
  • 🎹 Founder and Director of International Chamber Music Competition since 2004

Distinguished pianist and teacher Tatyana Dudochkin is currently on the piano faculty and is former Chair of Piano Ensemble Preparatory and Continuing Education Department at the New England Conservatory as well as on the piano faculty of Puigcerda Music Festival in Spain, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From 1991, Ms. Dudochkin has been the Founder and Artistic Director of the successful annual Composer Anniversary Celebrations at the New England Conservatory Jordan Hall. She is also the President of the Chamber Music Foundation of New England, Founder and Director of International Chamber Music Ensembles Competition.

Critically acclaimed for her performances as a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Dudochkin concertized extensively throughout Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia, Georgia, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, and Holland. Her solo performances with Kiev Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Opera Theater Chamber Orchestra, and Early Music Chamber Orchestra of Lithuania received high acclaim for her remarkable instinct and interpretation of music. Tatyana has recorded extensively on the Melodia label, performed and recorded on WGBH, WBUR, Voice of America, Morning Pro Musica, Washington National Public Radio, Continental Cablevision: In Performance, Live from Jordan Hall and Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.

Ms. Dudochkin is a winner of the Grand Medal at the prestigious Early Music Festival-Competition in Lithuania, as well as numerous awards including Ukrainian Chamber Music Competition, All-Union Music Competition, Ukrainian National Music Competition and National Music Competition at Tallinn, Estonia. Her successful collaboration with a top prize winner of the Pablo Casals competition, Marneukirchen (Germany) and Tchaikovsky (Moscow) International Competitions as well as First prize at Belgrade International Cello Competition, Natalia Khoma, received a lot of recognition. It brought fantastic musicians to concert tours throughout Spain and the United States. Ms. Dudochkin has also been an Artist in Residence at the Rockport Music Festival, Spring at Prague Festival, Lithuanian Early Music Festival, Hampton Music Festival and many others.

To date, all twenty nine of Ms. Dudochkin's annual concerts at New England Conservatory were sold out and received great reviews from the Boston Globe and other international papers.

Continuing to pursue excellence in her multifaceted career, Tatyana is often sought after to perform, teach and coach chamber music at festivals in New York, Nova Scotia, Spain, Italy and Ukraine among others. Ms. Dudochkin often accepts invitations to teach master classes at Boston University Tanglewood Institute, New York and New Jersey Music schools among others in the U.S., and at Conservatories in Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Holland, and Japan.

Ms. Dudochkin is also involved in judging International and National Competitions such as Parnassus (Mexico), Richmond Piano Competition at Boston University, Puigcerda International competition (Spain), International Chamber Music Foundation of New England competition, piano competition at the College of New England Conservatory, concerto competition at Longy School of Music, New England Piano Teachers Association, Crescendo International Music Competition, and concerto competition at Boston University. Tatyana takes her students to festivals in Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Spain among others.

A great number of Ms. Dudochkin's students are top prize winners at more than 40 International, National, and World Piano Competitions winning more than 300 prizes during her teaching career in the United States. Ms. Dudochkin was entered into the Who's Who American Teachers directory, which honors the most respected teachers in the United States.

Several of her students were chosen to perform on the national radio program From The Top, the program Prodigy at the prestigious Congress Hall in Washington D.C., and at Carnegie Hall American Fine Art Festival. They played with the Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra in the Vladimir Horowitz Summer Festival among many other international festivals where Ms. Dudochkin performed herself and gave master classes. Ms. Dudochkin received many Recognitions of Outstanding Teacher Awards including from International Young Artist Competition in Washington DC, International Piano Competition in Cinigalia (Italy), Montreal Piano Competition (Canada), International Piano Competition (Spain), Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Competitions, New England Piano Teachers Association Competitions, World Piano Competition (United States) and Young Virtuosos at Carnegie Hall. Tatyana is also well known for her lecture recitals, teacher workshops and pedagogical lectures at New England Piano Teachers Association and New Hampshire College. Her students have been accepted to the most prestigious colleges and universities such as The Juilliard School of Music, New England Conservatory, Harvard University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Yale University and others.

Ms. Dudochkin was awarded the 2019 Teacher of the Year award from International Youth Music Competitions

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