• 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 February 22, 2015 Why I Decided to Start a Chamber Music Festival

    The short answer is that I have been playing music for what feels like forever and one day I woke up with a distinct sense that something needed to change. It’s not that I don’t still love performing, because I do, but I realized that what excited me now was teaching young musicians and hopefully […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins April 18, 2014 Apprentices and Hiatuses

    This month marked the completion of the first two-year Apprentice Program of my house concert series, Benvenue House Music. Inadvertently, these last two years were also a time of reflection for me. For nearly half of it I was unable to a perform because of a neck injury. Oddly, it wasn’t just cello playing that […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins February 11, 2014 When It’s Not What You Think…

    I was sitting on the plane yesterday on the way back from Portland with my friend, the wonderful violinist, Carla Moore. She was reading “The End of Early Music” by Bruce Haynes. I had read a lot of this very fascinating book, but not the chapter she shared with me yesterday. It was about the […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins December 31, 2013 Musicians and Healthcare

    Right now my partner, Eric Zivian and I are rehearsing Schumann and Brahms with Joseph Maile and Pei-Ling Lin for a concert in Occidental on January 18 and for my own house concert series on January 26th and 27th. It is a sweet time of discussing ideas, trying things out, and taking our time to […]

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  • Tanya Tomkins December 4, 2013 Apprentices and Sarah Bonomo Master Messaien

    Last night I was the very proud producer of an apprentice concert. In very little time, Natalie Carducci, Gretchen Claassen, Derek Tam, joined by clarinettist, Sarah Bonomo learned and performed one of the most exciting performances of Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time I have ever heard! I also want to thank our coaches, […]

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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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