A native of Geneva, Switzerland, violist Tanya Solomon holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. Her teachers have included Michael Tseitlin, Robert Eshbach, Jeffrey Irvine, and Peter Slowik. Tanya was a finalist in the International William Primrose Viola Competition, and she has performed extensively in ensembles and music festivals throughout the United States and Europe.
She recently recorded the Bach Cello Suites as part of the first complete recording of J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas, Partitas and Suites (BWV 1001-1013) released in the Fall of 2009 on the Eroica Classical Recordings label.
Tanya is a former principal violist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. She has also been a member of the New World Symphony in Florida, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, the Philadelphia Virtuosi, the São Paulo State Symphony in Brazil, and the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans.
Tanya and her husband violist Scott Slapin were featured performers at several International Viola Congresses, and they are former artists in residence at the
Montalvo Arts Center in California. They won Best Chamber Music Performance for 2008 at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans, and their debut CD Sketches from the New World: American Viola Duos in the 21st Century was hailed as 'absolutely brilliant' in Strad Magazine. Visit the Slapin-Solomon Duo and Studios on the web at: www.violaduo.com.