About Finisterra, Classical Piano TrioTanya Stambuk. On the occasion of her debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Ms. Stambuk was hailed as "a player with a powerful technique, ideas of her own, and considerable promise" by the New York Times. Since then, her concert career has taken her across the United States and throughout Western and Eastern Europe.
She has performed with the Orchestre de Toulouse in France, the Virginia Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra in Orchestra Hall, the Bergen Philharmonic, the Lake Charles Symphony and Rapides Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana, Washington's Olympia Symphony, Tacoma Symphony and Oregon's Rogue Valley Symphony.
Ms. Stambuk has been heard in recital at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in Croatia, the Robert Schumann Summer Festival in Germany, and in the Auditorio Nacional Carlos Alberto in Portugal where she won the international piano competition.
Tanya Stambuk has made guest appearances on radio in New York City, Moscow, and in Croatia, and has appeared on a television program entitled IN PRAISE OF WOMEN PIANISTS. She has performed at the 92nd Street Y and Merkin Hall in New York City, the Music Academy in Philadelphia, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Piano Series at the San Diego Art Museum, and at Brigham Young University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Hawaii. She premiered Norman Dello Joio’s newly revised Fantasy Variations for Piano and Orchestra in Florida and North Carolina which led to numerous performances of the music of Norman Dello Joio, and has unexpectedly led to her being considered an authority on and interpreter of the music of American composers.
Tanya Stambuk has recorded the piano works of Norman Dello Joio on the Centaur label. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, (BM and MM in Piano Performance) and Rutgers University (DMA in Piano Performance). She credits Robert Turner, Sasha Gorodnitzki, and Ilana Vered as her major mentors in learning the art of piano performance. Interestingly, all of these instructors were themselves students of the great Russian pianist couple, Rosina and Josef Lhevinne. Ms. Stambuk is a Steinway Artist.