Head of Strings
Praskovia Tanikova, born in Saint-Petersburg, studied violin at Rimsky-Korsakov State Musical College in Saint-Petersburg (diploma with honors) and at the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire with Prof. Klementi Veksler, Honored Artist of Russia and the Republic of Karelia. During her study she also had an internship at North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, with Dr. Tapani Yrjölä. She graduated from the Postgraduate course of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire in 2014. She participated in master classes of famous musicians such as Dora Schwartzberg (Vienna), Anatoly Reznikovsky (Saint-Petersburg), Vladimir Mazel (Israel), "Faure‑Quartet" (Germany), Alexey Steblev (Moscow), Sergey Girshenko (Moscow), Jorg Wolfgang Jahn (Germany), Alexander Bonduriansky (Moscow), Alexander Trostiansky (Moscow), Yulia Igonina (Moscow).
Praskovia Tanikova is the winner of numerous international music competitions held in Russia and Finland, in sections “violin” and “chamber ensemble”. She performs regularly as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles and orchestras both in Russia and abroad. She was a member of the symphony orchestra of the Karelian State Philharmonic since 2006 and a soloist of the Karelian State Philharmonic from 2015 until 2020. In 2012 she founded her own “Saturnalia” chamber orchestra and has been its artistic director and concertmaster. In 2018 Praskovia Tanikova was awarded with the diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Karelia "for professionalism and a great contribution to the development of the Karelian Philharmonic Society".
Praskovia Tanikova has been a violin teacher at the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire since 2012 and the head of the strings department since 2019. She is also the author of the course of lectures on “History of Performing Styles” for string performers. Many of her violin students were awarded with prizes at All-Russian and international music competitions. She is also a member of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA).