Artist Biography

Performances of pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann have been recognized by the BBC as “formidable…both accurate and with rarely seen joy.”

Tatiana has appeared as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe; radio broadcasts include H.Villa-Lobos’ Mystic Sextet, on NPR’s Performance Today, and B.Bartok’s Contrasts on New York’s classical music station, WQXR, G. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on Little Rock’s KLRE. Mann’s recording of the original, big band version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was released on Naxos in the album Jazz Nocturne – American Concertos of the Jazz Age.

As a performer of contemporary works, she premiered Speak No Evil by E. McKinley at the American Composer’s Forum, and performed For Don by M. Babbitt, with the composer in attendance, in celebration of his 90th birthday at Tanglewood’s Contemporary Music Festival. As the recipient of Peggy Rockefeller Memorial Fellowship at Tanglewood, she worked with James Levine, Dawn Upshaw, Yo-Yo Ma, Charles Rosen and Claude Frank.

Recent engagement highlights include Petrushka with San Diego Symphony, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in Sydney, Australia, as well as performances in the US of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #4, op.58, Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto #4, op.44, Mozart’s Piano Concerto #23, K488 and DeFalla’s Evenings in the Gardens of Spain under the batons of M/Os Imre Pallo, Philip Mann, Jahja Ling and Beverly Everett, among others.

In 2018-2019, an avid chamber musician, Tatiana will appear throughout southern US, performing Brahms’ Piano Quartet in Gm and Sonata for Piano & Violin #1, Dvorak’s “Dumky” piano trio, Beethoven’s “Ghost” piano trio, Rachmaninov’s “Trio Élégiaque no.2” and other masterpieces.  [Please see Performance Calendar for specific concert information]

As an artistic administrator, Mann’s accomplishments include designing and bringing concert series to unusual venues and creating music programs for underprivileged youth. As the Artistic Director of Little Rock’s “New Deal Salon”, over the last 2 years Tatiana created and performed on more than a dozen concerts, with sold out attendances and eclectic programming.

Tatiana Roitman Mann holds graduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from University of Minnesota.  Her principal teachers include Prof. Tatiana Sarkissova, Prof. Alexander Braginsky, and Dr. Marc Silverman

In 2017 Dr. Mann accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Practice in Keyboard Studies, at Texas Tech University.