St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Tatjana Roos - violin, and Ilana Mordkovitch-Roos - piano

Tuesday, 30 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection


      Scherzo Op.4 


      Sonata no.2 for solo violin Op.27



          Danse des ombres

          Les Furies


      Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op.42




      Rondo Capriccioso Op.28;


Tatjana Roos

The fourth generation of a musical family, Tatjana was born in London in 1997 and fell in love with the violin at the age of three.  Amongst her early public performances was the Bach A-minor concerto at the age of six.  Tatjana was soon admitted to London's Royal Academy of Music (Junior Department) where she studied with Professor Igor Petrushevski.  At age seven, she recorded Massenet's "Meditation" for an installation art exhibition by Turner Prize-winner, Gillian Wearing.

In 2006, Tatjana's family re-located to Singapore where she performed regularly at venues in Singapore as well as summer festivals in Europe, including a performance of Sarasate's "Zapateado" broadcast on Dutch national television.  Aged ten, Tatjana enjoyed her first solo performance with orchestra at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore where she played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.  

Then, in 2008, Tatjana won entry to the Yehudi Menuhin School, studying with Professor Natasha Boyarsky (YMS and Royal College of Music, London). 

In 2010, Tatjana won a first prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition, Italy and in 2012 (age 15) she moved to Vienna when accepted as a pupil to the renowned Professor Boris Kuschnir. 

Tatjana travels frequently to International Music Festivals where she has enjoyed extended classes with Masters including Lydia Mordkovitch, Felix Andrievsky, Ani Schnarch, Mikhail Kopelman, Mihaela Martin, Philippe Graffin and Miriam Fried.  On numerous occasions, Tatjana was selected for finale and concerto performances.

Her extensive concerto repertoire (many performed with orchestras) includes Mendelssohn; Bruch; Vivaldi; Tchaikovsky; Saint-Saëns; Mozart; Prokofiev; and, Paganini.   Tatjana is also a keen chamber player and includes works by Schubert; Tchaikovsky; Dvořák; Mendelssohn and others in her repertoire.  Recent performances have taken her across Europe as well as to China, Taiwan and USA. 

In July 2014, Tatjana was the youngest finalist and prize-winner at Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition.

Tatjana continues her studies with Professor Boris Kuschnir at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz and with Professor Boris Kucharsky at Guildhall School of Music, London.

Ilana Mordkovitch-Roos  was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and enjoyed a music centred education from an early age, attending a specialist USSR Central Music School for talented children.  Throughout her studies, Ilana won numerous scholarship awards and she completed her graduate education in the UK; first at The Royal Northern College of Music with Sulamita Aranovsky and then, for her Performer's Diploma, at The Royal College of Music, London, studying with Irina Zaritskaya.

In 2010, Ilana returned to her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she completed her MA under Michael Dussek.  During her MA, Ilana played for many master classes with renowned musicians, including Thomas Brands, Maxim Vengerov, Tasmin Little, Zvi Zetlin and Ian Brown.

Ilana is most inspired by the Duo repertoire for violin and piano and has performed in many recitals and at music festivals in the UK, continental Europe and in Singapore.  She recorded the Grieg, Sonatas for Violin and Piano for Chandos records, awarded a top rating from BBC and Penguin CD guides.  Ilana's wide teaching experience, over 30 years, encompasses work with  solo pianists and with chamber music ensembles.