The armenian pianist Tatevik Mokatsian has an international reputation as a pianist, soloist, chamber music partner and university lecturer. Since 2001, she has been working as a professor of piano chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Germany (University of Music).
As a soloist and chamber musician, the artist gave numerous concerts in Europe, South Korea and in the USA. She was heard at international music festivals and renowned chamber music series, not least at the Musikfestspiele Saar, "Rosetti Tage" and "Kunst und Kammermusikfest" in Germany, Revelle Chamber Music Series in La Jolla and Morrison Artists Series in San Francisco. She played in such prominent venues as the Konzerthaus Berlin, in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, in the Philharmonie Yerevan, in the Seoul Arts Center, in the Merkin Concert Hall and in the Weill Recital Hall at Camegie Hall in New York.
The press says about her piano playing: "Subtlety, style consciousness, amazing ease, tender, precise and structured touch" (FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). "Splendid pianist and partner" (Andante Magazine New York)"… filigree touch culture and absolute playing precision … This pianist articulates every note clearly and emphatically, yet always delicately ……. Tonal sensitivity, without straining after effect …" (Die Rheinpfalz)
Recordings of piano literature for two and four hands as well as chamber music recordings with Tatevik Mokatsian are available at SFB Berlin, SWR Freiburg and Kaiserslautern, NPR New York, SR Saarbrücken and at HR Frankfurt. She has recorded CDs by Ars Musici(Freiburger Musik Forum) with the violinist Elisabeth Weber and by Crystal Records with the violist Carol Rodland.
As a chamber music partner Tatevik Mokatsian gave concerts, not least with Eduard Brunner, Kim Kashkashian, Boris Pergamenschikow, Nikolas Chumachenko, Diemut Poppen, the Hába- Quartett and Henschel -Quartett, Mikhail Kopelman, Gustav Rivinius, Antje Weithaas, Albrecht Laurent Breuninger, Gaby Pas van Riet, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Natalia Prishepenko and Tanja Becker-Bender. She has a long-standing cooperation as a duo with violist Carol Rodland.
Tatevik Mokatsian studied in her hometown Yerevan under Natela Aharonian and Prof. Juri Hairapetian, a student of the outstanding Russian pedagogue Jakow Flijer. She completed her piano education with the postgraduate art studies and the solo performance Konzertexam " with exellence" at the Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) under Prof. Michael Leuschner. Tatevik Mokatsian gained further inspiration by Ludmila Ginsburg, Barry Snyder, Sebastian Benda, Felix Gottlieb and Robert Levin.
In addition to her performing activities, Ms. Mokatsian also maintains an active teaching schedule. Prior to her appointment as a professor to Saarbrücken, important stages of Tatevik Mokatsian's teaching activity were: Assistant in the piano class of Prof. Hairapetian at the State Conservatory Yerevan an, teaching assignment in accompanying Faculty at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, university lecturer at the Musikhochschule "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin.
She teaches master classes in Armenia, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, South Korea and USA. Several of her pupils received international awards.