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.

In 2017-2018, Tatiana will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto #23, K.488 with Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, and Manuel De Falla’s Evenings in the Gardens of Spain with the Arkansas Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Tatiana will also appear on several chamber music series in the US.

In addition to performing, Mann’s creative work includes designing and starting music programs for underprivileged youth, as well as bringing concert series to unusual venues.

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, Dr. Marc Silverman and Prof. Alexander Braginsky.

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