Intense dramatic fire/Apollonian poise

tanyatomkinsheadshot The first ‘cellist ever to win the international Bodky Competition for Early Music Soloists, Tanya  is equally at home on baroque and modern instruments. She has performed on many chamber music series to critical acclaim, including at the Library of Congress, the Frick Collection, “Great Performances” at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, San Francisco Performances, and the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal.

She has numerous recordings, including the Beethoven ‘Cello Sonatas with fortepianist, Eric Zivian (Bridge) and a recording of the complete Bach Suites on Baroque ‘cello (Avie).

As part of the Zivian-Tomkins Duo, Tomkins collaborates with pianist and fortepianist TomkinsBachSuitesEric Zivian on both modern and original instruments, and she is also a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the Benvenue Fortepiano Trio with English Baroque violinist Monica Huggett.

She is also an avid teacher, giving master classes at Yale, Juilliard, and San Francisco Conservatory. She runs an apprentice program, furthering the careers of young chamber musicians as part of the non-profit organization, Benvenue House Music. To learn more about Tanya’s teaching career, click here.