2024 Contestants

Tatiana Dorokhova


Age 32
Sponsored by Dr. Sheila Swartzman
Hosted by Janice Hindes

Tatiana Dorokhova won The Gurwitz 2024 Silver Medal and Audience Favorite Award. For a full profile and media, visit her winner’s page.

Performances from Tatiana Dorokhova always present an extraordinary involvement in musical material, depth and thoughtfulness, as each one reveals new facets of the music. She performs with virtuosity, a sensitive touch, a sense of style and form, and a clear understanding of the cultural context. She deftly performs music encompassing all eras – from the Baroque to the present.

Born to a family of musicians, Tatiana started piano at age six and attended the Children’s Music School No. 14 in Volgograd under Mrs. Anna Cherfas. She then studied at the Central Music School and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory under the tutelage of Alexander Mndoyants. Tatiana’s early performances were repeatedly noted by distinguished musicians to be full of maturity.

Dorokhova has won 1st prizes in the 2004 International Competition of Young Pianists (Russia) and the 2008 International Competition of Young Pianists named after V.V.Krainev (Ukraine). She has also been a laureate in the 2011 International Piano Competition “Premio Jaén” (Spain), the 2014 Silvio Bengalli International Piano Competition (Italy), the 2017 Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition (Slovakia), the 2018 Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin (Germany), and the 2022 New Orleans International Piano Competition (U.S.). 

Tatiana has performed with the St. Petersburg, Moscow and Berlin Philharmonic, at the Cortot Hall in Paris, and in numerous chamber music collaborations. Tatiana has recorded for the Anthology of Russian and Soviet Piano Music series released by record label Melodiya, and is a student of Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University, Missouri.

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LISZT “Après une lecture du Dante”, Fantasia quasi Sonata, S. 161 No. 7
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an exhibition

FRANCK Prélude, Choral et Fugue
ALBÉNIZ “El Puerto” from Iberia, Book I
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 (19:00)

GABRIELLA SMITH Imaginary Pancake (2020)
AARON PRADO El Colibrí y la Cempasúchil (2023)

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, TH 55