Piano; Chair, Piano Duo
Tatyana Dudochkin, a distinguished pianist and teacher who chairs the Piano Ensemble program at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School, graduated with honors from St. Petersburg and Kiev Conservatories where she remained on the faculty for sixteen years. Dudochkin is on the faculty of Puigcerda Music Festival in Spain, Director of the Russian-American Music Association, founder and Director of the International Chamber Music Competition of the Chamber Music Foundation of New England as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Celebration of Composers' Anniversaries at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Dudochkin has also taught at the Emerson Scholarship Program at MIT for several years.
Critically acclaimed for her performances as soloist and chamber musician, Dudochkin concertized extensively throughout the former Soviet Union, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, and Holland. Her solo performances with Kiev Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Opera Theater Chamber Orchestra, and Early Music Chamber Orchestra of Lithuania received high acclaim for her remarkable instinct and interpretation of music. Ms. Dudochkin has been an Artist in Residence at the Rockport Music Festival, Spring at Prague Festival, Lithuanian Early Music Festival, Hampton Music Festival and many others. Dudochkin has recorded extensively on the Melodia label, performed and recorded on WGBH, WBUR, Voice of America, Morning Pro Musica, Washington National Public Radio, Continental Cablevision: In Performance. Many of those recordings were live from Jordan Hall. Most recently, Dudochkin performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.
Dudochkin is a winner of the Grand Medal at the prestigious Early Music Festival-Competition in Lithuania, as well as numerous awards including Ukrainian Chamber Music Competition, All-Union Music Competition, Ukrainian National Music Competition, and the National Music Competition at Tallinn, Estonia. She continues to pursue excellence in her multifaceted career. Ms. Dudochkin is sought after to perform, teach and coach chamber music in festivals in Nova Scotia, Spain, Italy, New York and other places. Dudochkin often accepts invitations to teach masterclasses at conservatories in the US, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Holland and Japan.
Dudochkin is often involved in judging International and National Competitions, such as the Parnassus (Mexico), Purccerda International competition (Spain), the International Chamber Music Foundation of New England competition, the college-level piano competition at New England Conservatory, the concerto competition at the Longy School of Music as well as the NEPTA competition for middle schoolers and the Richmond Piano Competition at Boston University.
A great number of Dudochkin’s students are top prize winners at international, national and world piano competitions such as: Harvard Musical Association achievement award; International Piano Duo Competition at St. Petersburg, Russia, Cinigalia, Italy, and Montreal, Canada; World Piano Competition in Cincinnati. Piano Concerto competition awards at NEC Prep., Cape Cod Young Artist, Brockton Symphony Orchestra Competition; Marlboro Young Performance Competition; Young Virtuoso at Carnegie Hall; International Young Artist (Washington, D.C.); American Fine Art Festival; IP Concerto Competition; MMTA; NHMA; NEPTA; and M. Steinert & Son Piano Competition; and the Pro Arte concerto competition, in which the student was chosen to play in the "Prodigy Concert" at Congress Hall in Washington, D.C., as well as at Carnegie Hall. Several of her students have been chosen to participate in television and radio programs such as "From the Top." They have performed with the Ukrainian State Symphony orchestra in Vladimir Horowitz’s Summer Festival, among many other international festivals where Dudochkin has performed herself and conducted masterclasses.
Dudochkin has received much recognition and Outstanding Teacher Awards from: International Young Artist Competition in Washington D.C.; International Piano Competitions in Cinigalia (Italy) and Montreal (Canada); MMTA, NEPTA; Puigcerda International Piano Competition in Spain; World Piano Competition (U.S.); and Young Virtuosos at Carnegie Hall. She was entered into the American Teachers directory, honoring the most respected teachers in the United States. Dudochkin is also well known for her lecture recitals and teacher workshops, including a Pedagogical lecture at NEPTA. Her students have been accepted to some of the most prestige colleges and universities, such as the Juilliard School, Harvard University, NEC, Princeton, MIT, and Yale.
B.M., M.M., D.M.A. with highest honors, St. Petersburg Conservatory and Kiev Conservatory. President of Chamber Music Foundation of New England.