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    Hatwan, Tamara

    Violinist from Chicago, Illinois, who attended Northwestern University and the University of Southern California and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music. 


    Groups with whom she has worked include the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, the Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony.


    On 25th March 2010, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performed Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music”, Leos Janacek’s “String Quartet No. 2” (“Intimate Letters”) and Jean Sibelius’s “String Quartet in D minor” (“Intimate Voices”) at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.


    Tamara’s discography is massive—she is purported to have played on more than 900 soundtracks—and she has performed with a wide variety of musicians in several different genres.


    Here are but a few highlights:  Amparo by Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour; Be Not Nobody by Vanessa Carlton; The Breakthrough by Mary J. Blige; The Dana Owens Album by Queen Latifah; Deuces Wild by B.B. King; Illuminations by Josh Groban; October Road by James Taylor; Painted from Memory by Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello; Serenada Schizophrana by Danny Elfman; That Old Feeling/Live in L.A. by the Chick Corea Quartet; A Time for Love by Arturo Sandoval; and, To See You by Harry Connick, Jr.


    You could build a pretty good DVD collection from films on which she has worked, and again, here is only a small sampling:  Avatar, Bruce Almighty, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Dreamcatcher, Gothika, The Hangover, Ice Age, Identity, King Kong, The Last Samurai, Looney Tunes:  Back in Action; The Matrix Revolutions, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Notebook, Sex and the City, Signs, Star Trek:  Nemesis, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Village, War of the Worlds, X-Men:  First Class and X2:  X-Men United.


    Gamers may have heard her without even knowing it:  She played violin on the soundtrack of 2010’s Lost Planet.



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    2. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tamara+Hatwan
    3. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tamara-hatwan-q147322/credits/all
    4. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tamara-l-hatwan-q736788/credits/all
    5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Road_%28James_Taylor_album%29
    6. http://www.discogs.com/search?type=all&q=Tamara+Little&page=4
    7. http://www.classicalarchives.com/album/028947667995.html
    8. http://artsblog.ocregister.com/2010/03/01/california-orchestras-march-2010-concert-listings/25795/
    9. http://www.discogs.com/search?type=all&q=Tamara+Wallace&corrected=1&sort=score%2Casc
    10. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3475566/
    11. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=36669
    12. http://www.dvd4music.com/product_desc.php?id=24479
    13. http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/tamara-l-hatwan/614551












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