Violinist Tatiana V. Hanna began her musical studies at the age of 6 in Riga - Latvia. She won several national competitions while still attending the special Darzinsh Music School, and as the leader of the Violin Ensemble performed across Latvia, Germany and Bulgaria, as well as made a number of recordings. During her graduate studies with Prof. Valdis Zarinsh at the Latvian National Music Academy she became a concertmaster of the “Rigas Kamermuziki” Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Normund Shne. Tatiana V. Hanna came to the USA after winning a full scholarship to study at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX under Prof. Arkady Fomin. While at SMU she performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington DC with the New York String Orchestra. As concertmaster and soloist she led the SMU Conservatory Chamber Orchestra in a performance at the White House and a tour of Great Britain. She also won several international competitions and took part in different music festivals. After receiving her Artist Certificate Diploma from SMU Tatiana V. Hanna became a member of the New World Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. There she collaborated with world renowned conductors and soloists. As part of the NWS she performed across the United States, Europe, South Africa, Central and South America and made several recordings. Tatiana V. Hanna has been a violinist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra since 1999. She also enjoys teaching in her private studio in New Albany, where she lives with her family.