• 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 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 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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