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This week we welcome, Tatiana Hargreaves, to our faculty as the new Lecturer of Fiddle! This is a new position and we’re excited to have Ms. Hargreaves leading the way. Her extensive teaching and performing backgrounds will be an incredible asset for her students.Tatiana Hargreaves

“I look forward to delving into the bluegrass fiddle idiom with my students and collaborating with the other fabulous faculty as a part of the Carolina Bluegrass program.”  -Tatiana Hargreaves

Over the past eight years, Tatiana Hargreaves has been on the forefront of an up and coming generation of old time, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians. Since releasing her first solo album “Started Out To Ramble” in 2009, Tatiana has toured with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger, and Bruce Molsky. From being the second woman to place first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease.

“A wonderful and talented presence on the old-time and bluegrass music scene, Tatiana brings to all of her music (besides amazing chops) a true curiosity, an understanding and appreciation for the breadth and depth of the well from which she draws—and the possibilities of who knows what might be. A fine young player and singer—and friend. ”

As an educator, Tatiana draws upon her performing experience as well as her academic background to combine history with musical technique and stylistic commentary, engaging her students with more than just the tunes. She has taught at music camps such as the Rockygrass Academy and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and has presented about the history of old-time and bluegrass music at institutions such as Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and El Institute Superior del Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba.

She is a great talent and teacher. We’re lucky to have her! -Russell Johnson, Director of the Carolina Bluegrass Band

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