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Tatiana Iashvili




Biography



 

Biography
 

Tatiana Iashvili was born on January 4th, 1980, in Severodonetsk, Luhansk region of Ukraine, into a family of professional musician. She finished her choral and vocal studies with honours at a music school. Her first works were written during that period and included a song cycle, piano miniatures and arrangements, and adaptation of folk songs.

In 1999, she graduated with honours from the Music Theory Department of the Higher Prokofiev Music College. She won regional youth competitions in music theory and history twice, in 1995 and 1996. Her teachers included T. Dugina (composition, harmony, polyphony, and analysis of musical works) and A. Strus (instrumentation).

In 1998, Tatiana Iashvili became a parishioner and chanter of an Orthodox cathedral.

During 1999-2005, she was studying composition at National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music in Kyiv (Class of Prof. Ihor Shcherbakov). Her teachers were H. Lyashenko (polyphony), Yu. Ishchenko (history of orchestral styles), L. Kolodub (instrumentation), N. Kovalinas (harmony and analysis), and H. Havrylets (choral arrangement).

Her most significant works of that period were the Piano Sonata №1 (2001), Glare string trio (2001), Songs of Tenderness for a capella choir (2002), Sofia! for (2003), Time for string orchestra (2003), the Symphonic Poem (2005), and some liturgical chants.

At the same time, she studied the Orthodox singing tradition and its origins as well as the features of the ancient Russian Znamenny chant, Byzantine and Georgian singing. Her understanding of choral aesthetics was greatly enhanced through the lectures on Liturgics given by Deacon Dmitry Bolgarskiy in Conservatory and his classes of Znamenny chant.

In 2003, the Pokrov choir was formed at the Holy Protection Cathedral of the Chief Military Clinical Hospital in Kyiv. Led by the Conductor Helena Radko and Director Tatiana Iashvili, its repertoire consists of contemporary Orthodox music (including those composed by T. Iashvili) as well as ancient liturgical chants.

Tatiana Iashvili is the author of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (2006). Its first public performance by the Pokrov choir was in the Dormition Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in November 2006. Premiere was held with the blessing of the Archbishop of Lviv and Halych Augustine.

In 2010, a TV documentary about the Holy Reverend Fathers of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra was filmed with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr. It used music composed by Tatiana Iashvili.

Since 2009, Tatiana Iashvili has been a member of the Union of Composers of Ukraine.

Since 2001, musical works of Tatiana Iashvili have been performed, annually, at such international festivals as the Music Premieres of the Season, Kyiv Music Fest, Youth Music Forum, The Voice of Pechersk as well as the Koshits Choir Festival in 2005 and the Liatoshynsky Choir Competition in 2006.

Tatiana Iashvili’s works gradually become part of concert repertoires and competition programmes of choirs and choral groups as well as the curriculum of Kyiv Conservatory.

 

E-mail: iashvilita@mail.ru

 

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