Apollonian Poise. Intense Dramatic Fire

Cellist, Tanya Tomkins is a chamber musician and soloist who is also co-Principal cellist in both the Portland and Philharmonia Baroque orchestras. She has recorded all six Bach Suites on Baroque cello for Avie and also performed all six in one day at the Library of Congress, the Da Camara Society in LA, and for Vancouver Early Music Society, as well as giving recitals of the Suites at Le Poisson Rouge and at Caramoor. Other venues where she has performed chamber music on modern cello include the Concertgebouw’s  Kleine Zaal, Lincoln Center, the 92nd St Y, San Francisco Performances, Music in the Vineyards Festival, the Moab Music Festival and Houston’s Da Camara Society. In the San Francisco Bay Area she is a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble which performs both standard and modern repertoire.

Together with pianist, Eric Zivian, Tanya is co-Founder and Artistic Director of the new Valley of the Moon Music Festival in Sonoma, and has also founded and runs a series of house concerts called Benvenue House Music. Both of these organizations have Apprentice Programs that help to further the careers of emerging musicians. She is part-time faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Upcoming Performances

Tanya’s Live Concerts

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      22 May 2016 in San Francisco, CA

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    Valley of the Moon Music Festival

    First ever chamber music festival to concentrate solely on
    the Classical and Romantic repertoire on period instruments. 

    Tickets on sale now for the Summer Program, July 16-31, 2016.

    This year’s theme, “The Voice in Chamber Music,” explores the influence of song on 19th-century chamber music
    including Beethoven’s Septet, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet, and lieder for tenor and soprano.
    The Valley of the Moon Music Festival takes place at the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma.

    Early Bird Discount available until May 31.

    Concert and Studio Recording Albums

    Albums available for purchase from publishers such as Avie And Bridge Records.

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      Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

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      Schumann Piano Trios 1 & 3

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      Mendelssohn The Piano Trios


    Adventures and Inspirations

    Reports from our modern world of Early Music

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    Benvenue House Music @ Oliveto's

    Benvenue House Music creates intimate chamber concert experiences in unique spaces.

    This season features an exciting collaboration with Oliveto Restaurant & Cafe. Bask in live music over Oliveto’s new Meyer Sound System, while feasting on a fantastic three-course prix-fixe dinner.


    Spring dates to be announced.  Please check back.

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