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.