* 12 I 1953 Moskwa; + 1 III 2011 Warszawa
Tatiana Shebanova – 2nd Prize winner, 10th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (1980). Tatiana Shebanova studied with Victor Merzhanov at the Moscow Conservatoire. She graduated in 1976 and remained at the Conservatoire as Merzhanov’s assistant for the following ten years.
Ms. Shebanova was awarded at several international music competitions: Concertino Praha in Prague (1st Prize, 1969), Geneva (1st Prize, 1976), Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2nd Prize, Chopin Society Award for best polonaise performance, National Philharmonic Award for best piano concerto performance, 1980) and Bösendorfer Empire Grand Prix Competition in Brussels (1st Prize, 1990). She also took part in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1974.
Ms. Shebanova has developed her professional career since her student years. She appeared in almost all European countries, South Africa, the Philippines and Japan which she has toured 11 times. She performed piano duo concerts with her husband, Jarosław Drzewiecki, and their son, Stanisław Drzewiecki.
Ms. Shebanova's repertoire was commandingly broad, encompassing all musical periods and styles. She played the complete works of Chopin, Bach's complete Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Mozart's piano sonatas, Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte, and many works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Scriabin, Débussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and others.
On 28th February 1990, a gala concert in celebration of Samuel Feinberg's 100th anniversary was given in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, where Tatiana Shebanova performed Feinberg's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gennady Rozhdestvensky. It was a replica of the concert performed in 1954, when Feinberg himself (Shebanova's musical grandfather) played the piano part and Rozhdestvensky’s father was conducting.
Ms. Shebanova recorded approx. 30 long-play records for Melodiya, Polskie Nagrania / Muza, Dux, Tonpress, Victor, Pony-Canyon, Panton and Empire, including many Chopin pieces.
Ms. Shebanova was also active as a piano teacher at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz and at summer masterclasses in Duszniki.