• Tanya Tomkins February 26, 2016 Pop the champagne! 20 million views

    From Voices of Music:  “This week, we will be celebrating our 20,000,000th view on YouTube: this amazing achievement is due to the passion, artistry and hard work of our musicians. One year from now, we hope to reach the 25 million mark. Nine years ago, we began our musical odyssey by filming Tanya Tomkins; here’s Tanya […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins October 10, 2013 My Musical Journey to St. Petersburg

    In November, I am playing the American premiere of a Classical cello concerto by the little-known composer Johann Facius with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The conductor Steven Fox discovered the Facius manuscript as well as other interesting Russian pieces from the 18th and 19th Centuries for the concerts. They are calling the series “Music From […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins July 30, 2013 The Matrix…and Music in the Vineyards

    Yesterday I was called suddenly to sub with San Francisco Symphony. We played the score of the Matrix while the movie was screened on the stage. Don Davis, the composer, conducted. This definitely required a different skill set than the Baroque cello recital of last week!  I now have a new understanding of action film […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins July 28, 2013 American Bach Soloists or I Feel Too Young to be Distinguished

    This year’s ABS Academy was wonderful. The best part for me was meeting the amazing young people whom this festival always attracts. My role this year was Distinguished-Artist-in-Residence, which meant Jeffrey Thomas invited me to do two lecture-demos and a recital. They were all very well attended, and I got to see composer Aaron Kernis […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins July 12, 2013 Adventures in Baroque Cello: From Bach to Barriere

    I am playing the last concert tonight with Monica Huggett and a scaled down version of the Portland Baroque Orchestra. We are finishing an Oregon tour for the Oregon Bach Festival tonight in Eugene, and then I drive back to the Bay Area to get ready for next weekend’s recital for the ABS Summer Academy. […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins February 1, 2013 First Blog Post: A Whale of a Concert

    Hey, my first blog post! I went to hear the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble last night in the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. I play in this ensemble half the time, but this time around it was Leighton Fong playing cello. I was honestly not looking forward to hearing another performance of The Voice of […]

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