Tatjana Mead Chamis

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog, Classical Music, Instruments, Portraits

Tatjana Mead Chamis

In late February/early March I traveled to Pittsburgh to take some promotional portraits of a number of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and conductors. I worked for the PSO in the Education and Community Engagement Department for several years a while back, so this was a bit of a homecoming for me. Reuniting with some old friends, making some new ones and making some portraits – it was a wonderful trip. I’ll share some of those portraits here on the blog.

Today is Tatjana Mead Chamis, the Associate Principal Violist for the Pittsburgh Symphony. Tatjana is one of the most graceful, generous musicians that you will meet. She joined the PSO at the age of 22 and has established a glowing reputation as a performer in both orchestral and chamber music.  She is an astonishing musician with a beautiful sensibility to her playing. In addition, though, she is passionately committed to children, education and the community.

When I worked at the PSO I was responsible for taking musicians into area schools and communities for concerts and educational programs. I worked with many musicians during my tenure and Tatjana consistently comes to mind as one of the musicians who was always going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that children and adults throughout the region had access to the orchestra and to music education. It was such a pleasure to see and work with her again!

Tatjana Mead Chamis

Tatjana Mead Chamis

Tatjana Mead Chamis

Tatjana Mead Chamis

4 Comments

  1. Jose Angel Contreras Delgadillo
    April 29, 2013

    Is very interesting this work, because is the first step for the formation of new musicians…Greetings ¡¡

  2. Connie Davidson
    April 30, 2013

    Love these pics, you are doing a great job!!!!

  3. ann rascoe and eric rascoe
    April 30, 2013

    We are very impressed with the portraits and although we have known of your talent and grace, it is good that others can know you better through this article.
    With love,
    Ann and Eric

  4. ann rascoe and eric rascoe
    April 30, 2013

    We are impressed with the portraits and while we have known about your talent and grace, it is good for others to learn about you through this article.
    Love,
    Ann and Eric