A native of Geneva, Switzerland, violist Tanya Solomon holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. A finalist in the International William Primrose Competition, Tanya has performed extensively in ensembles and music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, given many recitals, and soloed with orchestras performing such lyrical 20th Century repertoire as Hindemith’s Trauermusik and Vaughan-Williams’ Flos Campi. She can be heard playing all six Bach Cello Suites as part of the first complete all-viola recording ever made of J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Sonatas, Partitas, and Suites (BWV 1001-1013), released in 2009 on the Eroica Classical Recordings label. Tanya has been a member of many orchestras including the Louisville Orchestra, the Philadelphia Virtuosi, The Sao Paulo Symphony in Brazil, and the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans. She taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was principal violist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. As duo recitalists, Tanya and her husband, violist Scott Slapin, have been featured performers at several International Viola Congresses/Festivals, and they won Best Chamber Music Performance in 2008 at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans. They have made many recordings, and their debut CD Sketches from the New World: American Viola Duos in the 21st Century was hailed as “absolutely brilliant” in Strad Magazine. Tanya teaches viola/violin online, at Amherst College, and locally in the Burlington area. More info at www.tanyasolomon.com.