"Samouil's strong-willed, passioned and inspirated playing is the direct continuation of the best traditions of Russian violin school" "Kultura" (Culture) Moscow. Born in St Petersburg into a musical family, Russian/ Belgian violinist Tatiana Samouil started to learn the violin at the age of six. Three years later she gave her first recital and made her debut as a soloist ,playing Haydn concerto with Moldavian National Orchestra, conducted by her father, Alexander Samouil. Tatiana was priviliged to study with great professors, notably with Sergey Fatkulin and Maja Glezarova; after her soloist diploma from Moscow State Conservatory she obtained the master-degree under the leading of Igor Oistrakh (Royal Conservatory of Brussels) and finished her posgraduation studies with Jose -Luis Garcia (Reina Sofia Superior School, Madrid) After winning the numerous awards at international competitions( Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, Queen Elisabeth competition in Brussels, Jean Sibelius competition in Helsinki, Michael Hill competition in New Zealand?.) her international career as a soloist took her to play with such orchestras as the Russian National orchestra, the National and Radio orchestras of Belgium, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bucharest, the Teatro Colon Symphony orchestra of Buenos-Aires, the Presidential orchestra of Turkey, the Brandenburger Staatsorchester Frankfurt, the Klassische Philarmonie Bonn, the Orquesta Metropolitana of Lissabon, the Holland Symphonia ?.with such conductors as Kazushi Ono, Gilbert Varga, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Luis Gorelik, Alexander Anissimov, Vladimir Ziva, Heribert Beissel, Alexander Rahbari, Bjarte Engeset? An active chamber musician, she regularly takes part in festivals of chamber music alongside Augustin Dumay, Gerard Causse, Michaela Martin, Frans Helmersson, Henri Demarquette, Katia and Marielle Labeque, Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Bruno Pasquier ,Antoine Tamestit , Gary Hoffman , Nicolas Altstaedt among others. Her debut-CD with integral chamber music works of Prokofiev with pianist Plamena Mangova received "5" Diapason and four stars of "Le Monde de la Musique" (Cypres records). In 2012, the new recording with chamber music works of Enesco was released in Paris ( Indesens records) , and received "5" Diapason along with many other wonderful review 's worldwide. Last CDrelease of 2012-13 season includes the complete chamber music works of Cesar Franck (4 CD's ) with pianist David Lively , cellist Justus Grimm and Malibran string quartet. ( Cypres records) Tatiana is enjoying a teaching collaboration with Augustin Dumay in Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (since 2004) ; being his assistant in teaching and playing the concerts alongside Mr Dumay created a very strong musical influence; this famous musician has made an important impact and gave Tatiana a unique chance to combine two most important violin schools of the world, Russian and Franco-Belge. Tatiana is also a violin professor in Antwerpen Royal conservatory since 2009. She is invited to give master-classes in France, Spain, Portugal, Russia and South Korea. In 2012 , Tatiana served as a jury-member of Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition of Belgium. In August 09 Tatiana made a recording of Luis Gianneo violin concerto "Aymara" for Sony Classical with Salta Symphony orchestra conducted by Luis Gorelik; this CD is nominated as best classical release in South America in 2010. In July 2010 and 2011 Tatiana has appeared at the "Cantiere" International Festival of Montepulciano,where she has been appointed as "artist in residence". Last season Tatiana made her début in USA and Hong Kong, participated in Bélair Festival in France, collaborated with Yuri Bashmet and his orchestra " Soloists of Moscow", .. she made the recording of Saint-Saëns violin concerto n.°3 with Orchestre Philarmonique de Liege and Christian Arming , the performance of Beethoven-Marathon , Integral violin-piano sonatas with Plamena Mangova, performance in Konzerthaus Berlin with "St.Petersbourg Sinfonietta " and Igor Budinstein , Festivals of Yurii Bashmet in Sochi and Mayfest in Ithaca ( New York) , debut in Tel Aviv with Miri Yampolski, recitals in Hong Kong , Porto, Lissabon and Brussels. Thanks to anonymous Mecenat ,Tatiana is playing on Stradivarius violin from 1721, once owned by Fritz Kreisler.
Benjamin Braude, assistent