Tatjana Masurenko

One of the leading viola players of our time, Masurenko’s distinctive style is shaped by her expressive playing, her charisma and captivating stage presence. Alongside the great viola concertos by Walton, Bartók and Hindemith, her concert repertoire also includes modern classical works such as Schnittke, Gubaidulina and Kancheli and the rarely performed viola concertos by Hartmann and Bartel, which speaks also for one of her major objective in her musical career – the further development of the viola as a solo instrument. She has also worked with composers such as the recently deceased Gladys Krenek, Moritz von Gagern, Dimitri Terzakis, Wolfgang Rihm, Hans-Christian Bartel, Luca Lombardi and Nejat Başeğmezler.


She compiles the programmes of her CDs meticulously and with great deliberation. A number of her CD recordings (for example the concerto by K. A. Hartmann and British Viola Concertos featuring concertos by Walton, Beamish und Britten) received awards including the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik and international accolades such as the Supersonic Award (Luxemburg) and the Diapason découverte (France).


Currently, Tatjana Masurenko focuses intensively on historical performance practice in her CD recordings, not only within the context of Baroque music, but also the Romantic repertoire of the 19th century. Inspired by the concepts of Jesper Christensen, she has devoted herself together with the pianist Gilad Katznelson to interpretative aspects of this music, including the study of historical tone documents.