Born in Moscow, Russia into a musical family, Alexander Tatarinov began to play the violin at the age of five and was accepted to the prestigious Central Music School in Moscow where he studied with Asja Kushner. He performed his first professional engagement at age seven. After two years of subsequent study at the Vienna University of the Performing Arts under the tutelage of Dora Schwarzberg, Alex moved to the United States to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School in Rochester, NY with Professor Oleh Krysa. While at Eastman, Alexander received the Performance Certificate for outstanding performing abilities, as well as other prestigious scholarships. He was also a four-time Recipient of the Outstanding Young Musician Award from the Russian Collection of Unique Music Instruments and was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Swiss Master Courses in Zürich under Maestro Vladimir Spivakov.
In 2008, Alexander began his studies as a Jacobs Scholar with Professor Mauricio Fuks at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he received his Master’s of Music degree in 2010 and is currently working toward his Performer’s Diploma. For the Doctor of Musical Arts degree Alexander returned to Eastman in the fall of 2012 to study with and serve as Teaching Assistant to Professor Federico Agostini.
Alexander’s numerous recital appearances include concerts in Europe, Russia and North America. He enjoys giving solo performances, as well as collaborating in chamber group and orchestra settings. Most recently, as part of the Indiana University Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Alexander gave concerts at the Ravinia Music Festival with the violinist Joshua Bell.