Tanya Prochazka Hunt - student of Jacqueline Heuclin (student of Paul Bazelaire)
Cellist Tanya Prochazka has a remarkably varied international career as soloist, chamber musician, freelance player and teacher.
Since arriving in Edmonton, Canada in 1986, Ms Prochazka has become one of Canada’s leading cellists. She performs widely as a soloist, a chamber and freelance musician, her repertoire ranging from the Baroque period through the20th century. She broadcasts frequently on CBC radio and regularly collaborates with such artists as Stephane Lemelin, Jacques Isrælievitch, Erika Raum, Janet Scott Hoyt and Brachi Tilles.
Ms Prochazka is a founding member of M nage Trio, with Mr. Lemelin and Martin Riseley.She continues her international performing career, playing in Germany, ussia, the U.S. and Australia.
In the last two years Ms Prochazka’s concert schedule included the Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano by Beethoven, with pianist Stephane Lemelin, in single concert performances. As well, with M nage Trio, she performed the Complete String and Piano Chamber Music of Johannes Brahms. Other highlights of the recent concert season were concerto performances with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Duo Recitals with with Ms. Tilles and Mr. Isrælievitch and concerts of 20th century String Quartets with the Beau Quartet of Calgary.
Ms Prochazka is highly regarded as a devoted cello and string teacher. She taught at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Since 1987, she has taught at the University of Alberta and at Alberta College, in Edmonton, Canada. In July 1998 she was appointed Professor of Cello, Strings, and Chamber Music at the University of Alberta, where she is also Conductor of the university’s Academy Strings Orchestra. In May 2000, she led the Academy Strings Orchestra on a tour of British Columbia.
Ms Prochazka conducts cello master classes and string workshops wherever her concerts take her. This includes classes in Chicago, Melbourne, Winnipeg, Regina, Ottawa and Freiburg, Germany. In June 2000 Ms Prochazka was Resident Artist for the String Program at the Australian National Academy of Music, in Melbourne. She is also in demand as a competition jury member and string festival adjudicator.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Ms Prochazka pursued her studies at the Paris Conservatoire with André Navarra and in Bloomington, Indiana with Janos Starker. Her early professional activities took her to Vienna, Austria. From Vienna, as cellist with Ensemble I, she performed throughout Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Subsequently, as a resident of London, England, she performed throughout Britain as soloist and chamber musician and regularly for the BBC in recitals and chamber music concerts.
Ms Prochazka has gathered a number of prizes at prestigious competitions: Australian Broadcasting Commission Concerto Competition, Cassado Competition in Florence, Italy, International Tribune in Czechoslovakia, semi-finalist at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Suggia Prize in London.
Ms Prochazka is an active recording artist for the ATMA and ARKTOS labels. Her most recent CD recording with pianist Stephane Lemelin, “American Cello Masterpieces” (ATMA) has received wide critical acclaim, as has the CD “Landsmal” (ARKTOS), music by Grieg, with pianist Milton Schlosser and soprano Kathleen Lotz. Her newest recording of Canadian Solo cello works by Fisher and Ho appears on “Stringtime” (ECLECTRA), recently eleased.At 07:56 PM 10/8/2000 +0200