Texas Tech University

Tatiana Roitman Mann

Assistant Professor of Practice in Keyboard Studies

Email: tatiana.mann@ttu.edu

Office: School of Music, Room 236
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Performances of pianist Tatiana Mann have been recognized by the BBC as “formidable…both accurate and with rarely seen joy.”

Dr. Mann has appeared as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe. Radio broadcasts include Heitor Villa-Lobos' Mystic Sextet on NPR's Performance Today, Béla Bartók's Contrasts on New York's classical station WQXR, and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue on Little Rock's KLRE.  Mann's recording of the original big band version of Rhapsody in Blue was released from the Naxos label on the album Jazz Nocturne - American Concertos of the Jazz Age.

As the recipient of the Peggy Rockefeller Memorial Fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center, she worked with James Levine, Dawn Upshaw, Yo-Yo Ma, Charles Rosen, and Claude Frank. Dr. Mann premiered Speak No Evil by Elliott McKinley at the American Composer's Forum, and performed For Don by Milton Babbitt in celebration of his 90th birthday at Tanglewood's Contemporary Music Festival.

Recent engagement highlights include Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka with the San Diego Symphony and Ludwig van Beethoven's Choral Fantasy in Sydney, Australia, in addition to performances in the United States of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58, Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 44, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, K.488, and Manuel de Falla's Evenings in the Gardens of Spain. Also an avid chamber musician, Dr. Mann regularly appears on various concert series throughout the United States.

An avid advocate for the arts, Dr. Mann has served as the founding music director of a music and arts academy, as well as an artistic director of New Deal salon — a concert series in an unusual venue, which aims to bring lesser-known works to new audiences.

Dr. Mann was awarded a D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota, and holds performance degrees from London's Royal Academy of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and Arizona State University. She has also received the licentiate in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Academy, and has completed additional studies at McGill University.