Tatjana Marx, is a world-renowned accordionist, teacher, and adjudicator.
As a solo concert artist, she has performed extensively in China, New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, and Australia. A Laureate of the two most prestigious International Accordion Competitions: Klingenthale and the Coupe Mondiale, as well as the winner of the Yugoslav State and National Accordion Competitions. Tatjana studied for 7 years at the Kiev Conservatorium of Music in Ukraine with Professor V. Besfamilnov and holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music Degree majoring in accordion.
Tatjana is the Director of her own Music School in Sydney’s West (Australia) which she has been running for the past 30 years. Her students compete nationally and represent Australia internationally.
Tatjana has taught and continues to teach students within Australia and internationally including those from New Zealand, Serbia and Austria. Her Australian students have received some of the most prestigious accordion qualifications from the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB). Several of Tatjana’s students have completed the A.Mus Diploma exam in accordion as well as the L.Mus Diploma exam in accordion which is the highest accordion qualification available within Australia.
Tatjana has served as an Examiner for recognized examination bodies in Australia.
Tatjana is much sought after as an adjudicator at international accordion events regularly holds seminars and master classes in Australasia and Europe. She adjudicates at the highest level, at the world’s most prestigious accordion competitions including:
- Harbin International Art Festival (China),
- Beijing Piano Accordion International Competition (China)
- Chengdu National Chinese Accordion Competition ( China)
- AccoHoliday International Accordion Competition (Ukraine)
- Tianjin International Accordion Competition (China)
- “Akordeon Art” International Accordion Competition (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
- Coupe Mondiale (Germany, England, Slovakia).
In 2005 the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA – the world accordion body that is a part of the United Nations International Music Council part of UNESCO), awarded Tatjana a MERIT AWARD “In recognition of her outstanding services to the International Accordion Movement”.