Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes

Composer, ECU member since 2000
Born on 08.01.1977

Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes is an Estonian composer of Russian origin. She grew up in border towns Narva and Ivangorod, situated at the border between Estonia and Russia. In 1995, she decided to music studies in Estonia, at Georg Ots Tallinn Music School. In 1999, she continued to study composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, at first with Jaan Rääts and since her second year with Helena Tulve, obtaining later also a master’s degree under her guidance.
Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes has supplemented herself in various masterclasses, including Bartók Festival (Szombathelys, Hungary), Workshop for Young Composers (Dundaga, Latvia), International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany. In 2003-2004 she studied composition with Fabio Nieder at the Conservatory G. Tartini of Trieste, Italy.

Currently, she teaches composition at Georg Ots Tallinn Music School. In cooperation with Helena Tulve, Kozlova-Johannes carries on masterclasses of „sound objects“ that aim to develop and recover listening skills.

Her works have been performed by several renowned collectives in Estonia and abroad, including Ensemble U:, Resonabilis, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, ICTUS, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Phoenix Basel and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.

In 2004, Kozlova-Johannes was awarded a third place in the youth category at the International Composers Rostrum in Paris for the work “Made of Hot Glass”. In 2006, Kozlova-Johannes was awarded the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis – the main award of the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, and in 2008 the Heino Eller Music Prize. Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes’s works have been voted among the best 10 works in the general category at the International Composers Rostrum: “Disintegration Chain” in 2011 in Vienna and  “Lighting the Fire” in 2018 in Budapest. In 2015, she was awarded the Annual Prize of the Endowment for Music of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

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