The Russian-Belgian violinist Tatiana Samouil was born in Saint Petersburg in a musical family, where since early childhood she has dedicated herself to music. She studied with great masters: first in Russia with Maya Glezarova and Sergey Fatkuilin, then in Belgium with Igor Oistrakh and in Spain with José-Luis Garcia. She holds diplomas from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, both with a master’s degree and highest distinction.
After she had moved to Brussels, prizes at numerous competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Michael Hill helped her to build an international reputation as a soloist. At present she is enjoying a busy concert life, combining solo engagements with chamber music projects, as she is the first violinist and a founding member of the Malibran Quartet.
Tatiana is a devoted teacher. She is working with Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and since 2009 she has been working as a violin professor in the Antwerp Conservatory. Since 2011 Yurii Bashmet has regularly invited her to teach in his academy for young musicians in Samara, Russia. She was one of the jury members of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth competition in Brussels and gives master classes in France, Spain, Korea and Italy.
Highlights of recent seasons were a performance with the Saint Petersburg Sinfonietta at the Konzerthaus Berlin with Igor Budinstein, participation in Yurii Bashmet’s festivals in Sochi and Minsk, a performance of the complete Beethoven sonatas with Plamena Mangova and her debut in Israel with Miri Yampolsky. She recorded for Sony and Cypres, and for Indesens the complete chamber music of Enescu.