You have many other strong interests. For example, you’re an accomplished photographer. Have the past months given you a chance to enjoy those other pursuits?
I’ve been out with my camera almost every day: in the park - noticing interesting textures and patterns; in the city - shooting empty downtown; at home trying different light set ups and experimenting with editing. I’ve always been fascinated how a moment, an emotion or sometimes an entire story can be captured in a single still image. Having such a creative outlet has been very therapeutic for me. Also getting so much better at it thanks to regular practice!
[see the link below to view some of Tatiana's photography portfolio]
Are there other ways that you have found to make good use of this time? Cooking? Reading?
I have 17 wonderful students in my violin studio, so with no traveling or performances I've been actually teaching much more in the past few months, online, of course. Also, I’ve been taking 2-4 mile walks every day since March 12. Never spent this much time outdoors before. Growing up in Moscow I was never exposed to nature too much. It was amazing to witness and capture a change of seasons in the park nearby - from early spring with its amazing air fragrant from cherry blossoms and magnolia to a beautiful bright summer. I saw a woodpecker and heard a choir of frogs for the first time. By the way they sound exactly like in Telemann’s
("Tree Frogs") Concerto we played at the 2019 ABS Summer Festival!
Most recent activities include strawberry picking, covering it with melted chocolate and eating!