Violin prodigy Tatjana Roos plays recital for Redbridge Music Society

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 March 2016

18-year-old violonist Tatjana Roos will play at Wanstead Library on Tuesday

18-year-old violonist Tatjana Roos will play at Wanstead Library on Tuesday


As part of its programme to support talented young musicians, Redbridge Music Society is hosting a special recital by 18-year-old violinist Tatjana Roos.

Born in 1997 in London, the fourth generation of a musical family, Tatjana picked up the violin aged three and has played wonders ever since, starting with Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, aged just six.

Admitted to the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music, Tatjana was taught by leading violin professor Igor Petrushevski.

After living with her family in Singapore for a while, Tatjana continued her studies, splitting her time between the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria, and the Guildhall School of Music, London.

In 2014, she was the youngest finalist and prize-winner of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, held every two years.

She now studies at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, and will perform at the Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, on Tuesday.

Tatjana will be accompanied on the piano by her mother, Ilana Mordkovitch-Roos.

The concert will begin with one of the 24 Caprices from 19th century composer and violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini, believed to be one of the most difficult works to play in the entire violin repertoire.

The recital will include the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto and will end with romantic violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy.

David Bird, membership secretary of Redbridge Music Society, said: “Tatjana is an exceptionally talented young violinist and Tuesday’s recital promises to be a fascinating evening of virtuoso display and thoroughly enjoyable music.”

The concert will begin at 8pm and tickets will be available at the door on the night.

Tickets are £7 for society members, £10 for visitors and free for those in full-time education.

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