Dr. Tatyana Stepanova

Academy Chamber Music Coach
Academy Chamber Music Coaches
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Tatyana graduated from Tchaikovsky Kiev State Conservatory and Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg conservatory of Music in Russia, where she worked as an assistant professor while taking her Doctoral Program in Piano Performance. She also taught piano at the Tchaikovsky Kiev State Conservatory and continued participating as an accompanist in various competitions.

Significant teachers and mentors: 

One of her most influential teachers was her professor, Professor Tatyana Kravchenko, who she studied under during her Doctoral Program.

Awards and achievements: 

Throughout her studies, Tatyana won many piano competitions, one of which being the first place winner in the Russian National Piano Competition in 1981.

Professional affiliations & activities: 

For roughly nine years, Tatyana participated as an accompanist in several competitions including the Oistrakh International Violin Competition in Odessa, Ukraine; the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, and the Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland. Since then, Ms. Stepanova has been sharing her collaborative talents with faculty and students affiliated with Northwestern, Depaul, and Roosevelt University. She is a member of Music Teachers' National Association, Chicago and Northshore Music Teachers' Association, Society of American Musicians. She has also been a faculty member of summer camps of the Young String Academy at Indiana University, and has been on faculty at MYA since 23001, instructing the Sonata Class and coaching chamber groups.