On the occasion of her debut recital at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Tanya
Stambuk was hailed as "a player with a powerful technique, ideas of her own,
and considerable promise" by The New York Times. She shows every sign of
establishing a career of truly international stature. Ms. Stambuk's prize-winning
playing has earned her much recognition and she was awarded first medal in the
International Piano Competition in Oporto, Portugal.
Stambuk, Croatian-American pianist, began her studies at the age of six. She studied
with Robert Turner, a former student of Josef Lhevinne. Encouraged by her parents
and teacher, Ms. Stambuk came to New York at the age of seventeen to study at
The Juilliard School under Sascha Gorodnitzki. Since then, she has studied with
James Barbagallo and is currently completing her doctorate degree at Rutgers University
where she coaches with Ilana Vered.
Ms. Stambuk has captured the attention
of audiences here and abroad. It was not until her success and highly acclaimed
orchestral debut at Orchestra Hall in Chicago that Ms. Stambuk began to receive
further recognition. Since then, she has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber
Orchestra, Orchestre de Toulouse, and she has been heard in recital at the Dubrovnik
Summer Festival, on Radio Zagreb in Croatia, the Robert Schumann Summer Festival
in Germany, and in the Auditorio Nacional Carlos Alberto in Portugal. Tanya Stambuk
has made guest appearances on radio in New York City, Moscow, and in Croatia,
and has appeared on the television program "In Praise of Women Pianists."
She has performed at the 92nd Street Y, the Music Academy in Philadelphia, and
has made return guest appearances at the Rutgers SummerFest, and at the South
Hampton Festival. Ms. Stambuk has also performed concerts in Los Angeles and Washington,