Tanya Dusevic Witek was recently chosen as a "Face of the
Future" by the Canadian magazine Maclean's, in a special
millenium issue. Ms. Witek has been the recipient of awards
such as The National Arts Club's Tilden Prize (1996,
Jean-Pierre Rampal, jury chairman), a Fulbright Grant (1995),
2nd prize in the National Flute Association's Young Artists'
Competition (1994), a Sony ES Award for Excellence (1994)
and the Juilliard Concerto Competition (1993). She has also
received recognition in her native country, with numerous
grants from the Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation
for the Arts.
Ms. Witek was the resident flutist at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in 1996 and
1997 and has also appeared as soloist and chamber musician at The Mostly Mozart
Festival at Lincoln Center, The Banff Festival and The Sarasota Music Festival. She has
performed throughout Canada, the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Poland, France,
Australia and England, and in New York she has made solo appearances at venues such
as Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Weill Recital Hall. Her performances in England
include concerts at St. John's-Smith Square and The Purcell Room. Ms. Witek has
appeared as concerto soloist with groups such as the Juilliard Orchestra, New York
Symphonic Ensemble, Seacliff Chamber Players, the Calgary Philharmonic, and the Banff
Festival Strings. She has toured Japan seven times with New York Symphonic Ensemble,
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and The Juilliard Orchestra.
Ms. Witek has collaborated with artists such as Samuel Sanders, Mariko Anraku,
Richard Stoltzman, Carol Wincenc, Lukas Foss, Branford Marsalis and Ornette Coleman. Her chamber music
endeavors have led to performances with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Orford String Quartet and members
of the English Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared as principal flute with the Orpheus Chamber
Orchestra, the Greenwich Symphony (Connecticut), and the New York based contemporary music ensemble,
Ms. Witek has toured the U.S. with the acclaimed "Musicians from Marlboro" ensemble and is heard on a new
compact disc celebrating the 50th anniversary of the festival. Other recordings include a compact disc of Ornette
Coleman's chamber works, as well as various solo and chamber performances for EMI (Canada), EMI (Japan)
and CRI. Ms. Witek's performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, Radio France, NHK Radio
and Television in Japan, as well as WNPR and WNCN in New York.
Ms. Witek was educated at The University of Calgary (Bachelor of Music), The Banff Center and The Juilliard
School (Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts). Her main teachers and coaches have included Philippa
Fullerton, Carol Wincenc and Samuel Baron. Also active as an educator, Ms. Witek is a Teaching Artist for the
Lincoln Center Institute and the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program.