Tatjana Mead Chamis
Violist Tatjana Mead Chamis has been a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1993, joining at age 22 while still in her last year as a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
As soloist, Ms. Chamis has been featured with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra, and the Pôrto Alegre and São Paulo Symphony Orchestras in Brazil.
Ms. Chamis has collaborated in chamber music with well-known musicians such as Lynn Harrell, André Previn, Ani Kavafian, Peter Ounjian, Gary Hoffmann and Young Uck Kim, as well as many collaborations with great players in various festivals, including Tanglewood, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, Teton Festival and especially through her repeated appearances with the Rising Stars of the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York.
Ms. Chamis began her musical studies on the violin at age seven, switching to the viola at age 15, while studying in Salt Lake City with Mikhail Bogustavsky, co-founder of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. She graduated in 1994 from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Joseph dePasquale former Principal Violists of the Philadelphia and Boston symphony orchestras.