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A native of Geneva, Switzerland, violist
Tanya Solomon holds degrees from Oberlin
Conservatory of Music and Northwestern
University. Her teachers have included
Michael Tseitlin, Robert Eshbach, Jeffrey
Irvine, and Peter Slowik. Tanya was a
finalist in the International William Primrose
Viola Competition, and she has performed
extensively in ensembles and music
festivals throughout the United States and
She recently recorded the Bach Cello Suites as part of the first complete
recording of J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas, Partitas and Suites (BWV
1001-1013) released in the Fall of 2009 on the Eroica Classical Recordings label.
Tanya and her husband violist Scott Slapin were featured performers at several
International Viola Congresses, and they are former artists in residence at the
Montalvo Arts Center in California. They won Best Chamber Music Performance
for 2008 at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans, and their debut
CD Sketches from the New World: American Viola Duos in the 21st Century was
hailed as 'absolutely brilliant' in Strad Magazine. Visit the Slapin-Solomon Duo
on the web at: www.violaduo.com.
Tanya is a former principal violist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.
She has also been a member of the New World Symphony in Florida, the
Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, the Philadelphia Virtuosi, the
São Paulo State Symphony in Brazil, and the Louisiana Philharmonic in New
Photo by Leigh Blechman
Tanya Solomon has been involved with music for over 30 years. She has
taught at all levels, from young children to adult students. While maintaining
a private studio, she also taught at the University of Tennessee (Chattanooga).
Tanya has the experience of coaching chamber music and working with
young musicians in youth orchestras around the country.