Tatyana Stepanova is originally from Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated from Tchaikovsky Kiev State Conservatory and Rimsky-Korsakov St.Petersburg (Russia) Conservatory of Music, where she worked as an assistant professor, while taking her Doctoral Program in Piano Performance under Professor Tatyana Kravchenko.
During her studies, she participated in and won many piano competitions, most notably receiving the first prize in the Russian National Piano Competition in 1981.
From 1982 to 1991, Ms. Stepanova taught piano at the Tchaikovsky Kiev State Conservatory and continued participating, as an accompanist, in various competitions, including the Oistrakh International Violin Competition in Odessa, Ukraine; the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy; the Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland.
Highly in demand since moving to the Chicago area in 1991, Ms. Stepanova has been sharing her collaborative talents with faculty and students of Northwestern, De Paul, and Roosevelt Universities.
She is a member of Music Teachers' National Association, Chicago and Northshore Music Teachers' Association, Society of American Musicians.
Ms. Stepanova also maintains an active private piano studio. Her students are among winners and finalists of various piano competitions; some of them have been admitted to and study at such prestigious universities as Northwestern University, University of Michigan, University of Chicago.
She has been a faculty member of summer camps of the Young String Academy at Indiana University, Cursos Internacionais de Musica de Guimaraes, in Portugal, and, recently, International Music Festival in Beverly Hills, California.
Since 2001, Tatyana Stepanova has been on the faculty at MYA (Midwest Young Artists), teaching the Sonata Class and coaching chamber groups.
MTNA, SAM, CAMTA, NSMTA