Tatiana Samouil

Academy from 9 to 16 April 2023

From 9 to 16 April, the Saline royale Academy opens its doors to new talented musicians. You will have the opportunity to improve your skills with : Antti Siirala, piano teacher at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.

9 to 16 April 2023


One of the most inspiring violinists of our time, Tatiana Samouil is constantly in demand as a soloist, recording artist, and teacher."Samouil's willing, passionate and inspiring playing is a direct continuation of the best traditions of the Russian violin school" ("Kultura", Moscow, June 2002).


Born into a family of prominent musicians, Tatiana was constantly surrounded by music. At the age of three she was already playing the piano, and only two years later discovered the violin. At this age she also showed an interest in composing her own music.The key moment for her came when she was nine years old. She made her debut with the National Orchestra of Moldova, under the direction of her father, the conductor Alexandru Samouil, and was so moved by this experience that she decided to devote herself to the violin.Tatiana Samouil was selected by the Russian program "New Names" at the age of fourteen and began a tour of the most prestigious concert halls in Russia and Europe, performing also at the United Nations headquarters, in the Vatican at the residence of Pope John Paul II, in Geneva and for the UNESCO in Paris.She moved to Moscow as a young girl to study with the legendary Maya Glezarova at the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. There she graduated as a soloist "with extraordinary distinction". She then moved to Belgium to continue her studies with the great Igor Oistrakh at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels.Under his direction, Tatiana Samouil won seven of the most prestigious international violin competitions in only three years, including the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2002), the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2001), the Michael Hill International Competition in New Zealand (2001) and the Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki (2000).


Currently, she performs all over the world, despite suffering a near-fatal accident in 2014. She was hospitalized for a long time, not knowing if she would be able to walk or play the violin again. Her recovery is nothing short of miraculous. Tatiana's comeback concert took place live in the prestigious Salle Gaveau in Paris and was recorded by French television.This season she will perform at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Seoul Art Center and the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels, as well as in New York, Amsterdam, Izmir, Istanbul and Buenos Aires.Tatiana has performed with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Christian Arming, Kazushi Ono, Dmitry Liss, Gilbert Varga, Jean Jacques Kantorow and many others.Tatiana Samouil has also played with many renowned orchestras: Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Liege Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Novaya Rossiya Orchestra, Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic Orchestra, Bonn Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayerische Kammerorchester, Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), the Salta Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra (Uruguay), Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Budapest), Sofia Radio Orchestra, São Carlos National Theatre Symphony Orchestra (Lisbon), South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.Tatiana is a passionate teacher. She is a professor of violin at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Belgium and also a professor of violin at the Superior Arts Center Musikene in San Sebastián, Spain.She has served as a jury member for the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Concours Ysaye and Concours Vieuxtemps.Since 2003, Tatiana has been touring regularly in South America. After a successful debut at the Teatro Colon, she was invited to perform at the Presidential Palace in Santiago and at the Open Air Festival in Quinta Vergara in front of 10,000 people. The long-standing collaboration was marked by a recording of Luis Gianneo's violin concerto with Salta Philharmonic for the "Sony Classical" label, the state project dedicated to Argentina's 200th anniversary. The success of the CD led to her being nominated for "Best Classical Recording in Latin America 2009".


Apart from the album for "Sony Classical", Tatiana has released almost 20 CDs. Her recording of works by Eugene Ysaÿe with the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jean-Jacques Kantorow received the "Diapason d'Or", the highest distinction of the French music magazine "Diapason".His recording with the great French sonatas (with David Lively), published by Indesens, received the "Choc" award from Classica Magazine (February 2019). Last release of 2022 (released by ONYX) is a double box set dedicated to the chamber music of Rakhmaninov, with Andrei Korobeinikov and Pavel Gomziakov .In January 2023, Tatiana released a recording with her sister, soprano Anna Samouil and the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia conducted by Vahan Mardirossian ( Label Cypres)


Over the years, Tatiana has had the privilege of playing and recording on extraordinary instruments, such as the Guarnerius del Gesu "ex-Vieuxtemps" violin (1741), the Antonio Stradivarius "ex-Kreisler" (1721), as well as on the violins of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume and François-Louis Piques.Currently, Tatiana plays on a violin by Bernardo Calcagno (Cenova, 1746) and a contemporary violin by Marc Paquin (2021)

Our accompanying pianists

Present throughout the academies, the accompanying pianists are recruited for their technique, their knowledge of the repertoires selected by the students and their experience. They accompany the classes, but also the recorded master classes, auditions and end-of-academy concerts.

Kaoli Ono (Crédit photo : Capucine de Chocqueuse)
Pierre Thibout
Marwan Dafir
Julien Le Pape
Lucie Moulis
Byun Aeyoung
Stephanie Gurga
Yu Matsuoka
Thuy Anh Vuong
Honoka Kobayashi
Shinobu Tanaka
Masahiko Omori
Flore Merlin
Sophie Labandibar
Olga Kirpicheva
Yoan Héreau

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