Laureate of numerous piano competitions (“A. R ubinstein” (Paris), “The Muse” (Santorini), “Yakov F lier” (Moscow) International Piano Competitions, “Normandy European Piano Competition” (France), Mark Taratushkin performs successfully as soloist and as chamber musician in Russia and Europe-wide.
Born in Ukraine, where he started his musical education at the age of five, he moved to Moscow, where he soon was accepted to the Central Music School. Later he entered Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied in class of prof. N. Troull. Graduating from the Moscow Conservatory in 2013, the young pianist moved to Germany, where he continued his education in class of prof. G. Zitterbart in HMTM Hannover. At the moment he studies under the guidance of prof. K Hellwig at the University of Arts Berlin and at the École Normale de Musique Paris under the guidance of prof. M. Rybicki.
During the last few years Taratushkin has been concentrating on the performance of the German romantic music and on 20th century music. His interpretations of contemporary music were mentioned by the “Lutoslawski prize” at “Normandy European Piano Competition”. Winning Israeli Music Competition of Tel-Hai he made a world premiere of pieces written by Israeli composer Moshe Zorman.
During his studies Taratushkin received master-classes and was guided by many renowned musicians: prof. Vincenzo Balzani, prof. Dmitry Bashkirov, prof. Leonel Morales, prof. Tomer Lev and prof. Kalle Randalu among many others.
Mark Taratushkin is a scholarship holder of Swiss Piano Foundation “Clavarte”, “Live Music Now” e.V. Chamber Music Foundation, “Paul Hindemith” Foundation and “Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob” Foundation.