Short Biography
Tamara Rumiantsev studied at Utrecht School of the Arts with Norwegian pianist Håkon Austbø where she obtained her Piano Performance degree. She graduated summa cum laude and went on for masterclasses at Mozarteum Salzburg with Tatiana Nikolaeva, a pupil of the great Russian pedagogue Goldenweiser, and with French pianist Germaine Mounier. Earlier she took part in masterclasses of Peter Feuchtwanger, whose principles on piano technique fascinated her. She furthered her studies in London at Royal College of Music with Yonty Solomon and in New York with Nina Svetlanova (herself a pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus) and the Russian-American pianist Bella Davidovich. Scholarships from The British Council,  VSB-fonds and Prins Bernhard Fonds allowed her these years of study. In the US she was a finalist in the St. Charles World Piano Competition (1995), after which she made her debut with the Schumann Concerto. Back in The Netherlands she graduated both in Musicology/Arts Policy & Management and Music Theory at University of Utrecht and Utrecht School of the Arts (1998/1999). From 1997 onwards she started teaching at Utrecht conservatoire in piano and music theory subjects.

In 2002 she made her debut in the Concertgebouw (Kleine Zaal) with chamber music and solorepertoire. In 2004 she performed both Concertos by Ravel with the Noord Nederlands Orkest, conducted by Jacques Mercier.

Tamara Rumiantsev has been involved in chamber music, pianoduo, accompanying and in a multi- and interdisciplinairy and educational projects with dancer/choreographer Erik van Duijvenbode and designer Willemijn Schellekens. She appeared in multiple piano performances with pianists such as Jeroen van Veen, Jeroen Riemsdijk, Irene Russo, Sandra Mol, Mike del Ferro and Fred Oldenburg.

Besides the traditional pianorecital, Tamara has been developing other performances such as lecture-recitals, programmes with minimal-music, transcriptions and performances in public space. She made various recordings for radio and television and as a soloist recorded for Briljant Classics and Emergo Records with various musical styles. For example works of Dutch composers Simeon ten Holt and Chiel Meijering, Spanish composer Antonio Soler, and classical and romantic composers Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, Ravel.

In 2011 she initiated Foundation Concerts2Connect to link artistic and engaged projects, for example by organizing charity concerts and activities and performances for those who cannot attend performances easily, like in hospitals.