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  • Tatjana Rankovich

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    Tatjana Rankovich

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    Described byThe New York Timesas an “astonishingly good pianist,” Tatjana Rankovichhas performed throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, Central and South America. She is the first pianist ever to play the First, Second and Third Piano Concertos of Nicolas Flagello, recording them with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Slovak Philharmonic, which were released to unanimous praise and chosen for one of the five “best of the year” recordings in 1996, 1999 and 2005, by Fanfare magazine. These premiere recordings were described as “splendid” and “superb.” In his review (Classical Net, 2008), of the Naxos/Flagello Piano Concerto CD, Steve Schwartz writes: “…pianist Tatjana Rankovich, one of my favorite performers, who routinely takes risks on unknown repertoire. She undoubtedly knows like the back of her well-muscled hand the Russian school of piano writing Flagello makes use of. She plays with fiery power. At the end of the recording I, without giving it a thought, stood up. Imagine what she would do to a live audience.” She has recorded many other acclaimed discs for Phoenix USA, Naxos, Albany, Artek, Dezil, Citadel, and most recently, a highly praised 3-disk set of live recordings for IBOX. The review by Jerry Dubins of Fanfare Magazine (October, 2010) reads: “My long time favorite recording (of the Shostakovich Piano Concerto #1) has been the one with Argerich….But I think this version with Rankovich now takes pride of place. It’s quite stunning...” 

    Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Dr. Rankovich was a Fulbright Scholar and a laureate of numerous awards. She holds her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and her Doctorate from Rutgers University. Her teachers and mentors were of the legendary Leschetizky and Liszt traditions of piano performance: Arbo Valdma, Josef Raieff, Clifton Matthews, Claude Frank and Benjamin Kaplan. Most recently, she was a recipient of the prestigious Irene Alm Memorial Prize for excellence in performance and scholarly research at Rutgers University (May, 2017) for her thesis: “Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto: the unpublished revisions and its Doppelgängerchamber versions.” Years earlier, in the summer of 2008, Tatjana Rankovich was honored with a prestigious State Award, “Golden Badge,” which is awarded annually by the Serbian Ministry of Diaspora in Belgrade.She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Music & More SummerFest – International Classical Music Festival in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina.


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    www.tatjanarankovich.com

    www.musicandmoresummerfest.com


    Current Courses

    Preparatory Instruction

    Lesson 1 hour

    Lesson 3/4 hour

    Lesson 1/2 hour

    Lesson 1 hr 4 wks

    Lesson 1 hr/6 wks

    Chamber Ensemble

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