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Dimitriades, Tatiana

She is a violinist born Tatiana Anastasia Dimitriades in New York to a musical family where her father was the concert violinist Peter Dimitriades and her mother, Ruth Lansche, is a voice teacher who was a soprano with the Metroplitan Opera Chorus.

She studied at Juilliard’s Pre-College Division before travelling to Indiana University’s School of Music where she was awarded a certificate for Outstanding Music Performance and received her diploma, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.

She has also been awarded the National Young Musicians Foundation Debut Competition’s MischaPelz Prize.

In 1987 she became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with whom she has appeared in countless performances.  She has also been a concertmaster of the Newton Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra.

In 1993 she married the pianist Jonathan David Bass who had also attended Juilliard and Indiana University and is the Chairman of the Music Department at the Boston Conservatory.  Their children are Francesca, who plays the violin and Nicolas, who plays the cello.

As a soloist she has played at the Grand Teton Music Festival and given an Associated Music Teachers of New York sponsored performance at the Carnegie Recital Hall.

As a chamber musician and recitalist she has performed all over New England, often as a member of the Walden Chamber Players (which she co-founded), the Boston Conservatory Chamber Ensemble, the Boston Artists Ensemble, Curtisville Consortium and the Needham Chamber Players.

Other awards she has received include the Guideo Chigi Saracini Prize which was presented to her in Paganini’s centenary year by Siena’s Accademia Musicale Chigiana and the Lili Boulanger Memorial Award.

She has appeared on recordings that include America, American Visions, Celtic Album, Holiday Pops, A Splash of Pops, My Favorite Things: A Richard Rogers Celebration and Chris Botti: Live in Boston by the Boston Pops Orchestra and Wayne Rapier: Oboe by Wayne Rapier.

She continues to perform as first violin with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and currently holds the position of concertmaster with the New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts.  She is also a member of the band Classical Tangent.

In the field of musical education she has been a member of the faculty of the Boston Conservatory.

Boston Pops Orchestra recordings
With Voices Raised (Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty)
Conductor – Keith Lockhart
Tenor –  Jason Danieley
RCA 63516 (CD: A Splash of Pops)