Tatiana Kalinichenko is a leader, co-founder, music director and conductor of the New Era Orchestra (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Tatiana’s conducting is a mix of unrestricted passion and profound concentration. New Era Orchestra led by Tatiana Kalinichenko is renowned for its extraordinary chemistry inside the Orchestra. Tatiana is endowed by an exquisite taste and unique musical flair. Her ability to elicit maximal potential of each musician and to make incredible ideas come true is outstanding.
Apart of her excellent qualities as a conductor, Tatiana has made a name as a strong leader and a successful managing director. By engaging world-class superstars to perform in Kyiv with New Era Orchestra, she has developed good relations at the international musical scene and has achieved a completely new level of recognition of talented Ukrainian musicians worldwide.
Thanks to Tatiana’s activities, the Orchestra has worked with the world’s renowned Soloists including Joshua Bell (violin, USA), Sarah Chang (violin, USA), Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel-Germany), Maurice Steger (recorder, Switzerland), Christoph Sietzen (percussia, Austria), Kit Armstrong (piano, USA), Andrej Bielow (violin, Ukraine-Germany), Dino Saluzzi (bandoneon, Argentine), Danjulo Ishizaka (cello, Germany), etc.
At the same time the team of the Orchestra actively promotes the extraordinary Ukrainian Soloists of New Generation – Kirill Sharapov (violin), Andrii Pavlov (violin), Artem Poludennyi (cello), Susanna Karpenko (folk singer).
Being a charismatic leader and a person of an unparalleled willpower, Tatiana Kalinichenko is known for her ability to create innovative and exquisite concert programs, pushing the boundaries of the Orchestra’s repertoire.
She was an initiator of the performance in Ukraine the pieces of such contemporary composers as John Adams (USA), Philip Glass (USA), Michael Nyman, John Tavener, Max Richter (Great Britain), Avner Dorman (Israel), Iannis Xenakis (France), Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan), Marjan Mozetich (Canada), Arturs Maskats (Latvia), etc.
Besides, the orchestra, led by Tatiana has premiered pieces by Giya Kancheli (Georgia-Belgium), Joaquin Rodrigo (Spain), Yasushi Akutagawa (Japan), Giovanni Sollima (Italy) and others.
As a logical continuation of New Era Orchestra’s international collaboration the Musical Bridges project has appeared in 2019 under support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Kyiv and “Believe in Yourself Foundation. The “Musical Bridges” project is working on creating prosperous connections between talented Ukrainian and foreign musicians to make Ukraine a part of the global musical space.
Ukrainian Seasons – is a unique mature project created by Tatiana Kalinichenko at the junction of both classical and Ukrainian folk music, premiered in 2019 at Kyiv Bouquet Stage Festival.
Discoveries occur at the crossroads of science, – Tatiana says, – and a musical masterpiece is always born in search of unexpected approaches. Ancient archetypical Ukrainian tunes in conjunction with classical arrangement by Ukrainian composer Artem Roshchenko and unique timbre and folk manner of performance of Susanna Karpenko have revealed an unexpected perspective and unknown potential of Ukrainian folk music heritage, presented in a classical way.