Tatiana Koleva is recognised as a virtuoso, a versatile and innovative Marimba and Percussion artist, Tatiana Koleva has premiered over 90 works created especially for her O\vn solo and ensemble projects. Born In Bulgaria, currently Koleva combines her extensive concert agenda with a teaching position at the Prince Claus Conservatory/ Hanze University, Groningen â€¢ The Nethertands. She is the founder and artistic director of the award winning formation 'Youth Percussion Pool'â€¢ an educational and performing platform for young professionals. as well as of the new festival event 'Amsterdam Marimba Weekend'.
Tatiana Koleva has won multiple awards in various international competitions, such as the Gaudeamus International Interpreters Competition, Rotterdam, and the Kranichstein Musikpreks, Darmstadt, Germany. In 2010 she received the prestigious prize 'Musician of the Year 2009' by the National Radio and the audience in Bulgaria, and her Youth Percussion Pool was awarded "'Ensemble of the Year 2012" in the same contest. Koleva has given clinics, master classes and performed in ma or concert halts throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Jordan and Mexico. She has recorded for Novalinia Records (her own label), Decca, New World Records. Attacca, Unsounds, Mode Record, Wergo, BVHAAST, Etcetera and more. Tatiana Koleva is a Concorde Marimba and Innovative Percussion Artist.
It goes without saying that vocal music speaks of God and the world. However, wordless music can also speak. It is a sonic sign language. Someone who understands its characters, signals and symbols can also detect meaning and significance which elude mere structural analysis. To trace these, it is helpful if the composer gives at least an indication in the title (Johann Kuhnau: Biblische Historien (Biblical Histories), Robert Schumann: Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration). More >>