About

Born in Freiburg, Germany, into a musical family, Tatjana Uhde took her first cello lessons at the age of 6, with her mother Sanja Uhde Mitrovic. She later went on to study with Martin Ostertag (Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe), Philippe Muller (Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris), and Antonio Meneses (Hochschule der Künste Bern). Since 2008 Uhde has been Associate Principal Cellist at the Paris National Opera. She is also a member of the Festspielorchestra in Bayreuth.

Chamber music constitutes an integral part of Uhde’s career. In her youth she formed a string quartet, the Viktor Ullmann Quartet, with her twin sister violinist Katharina Uhde, which has won several prizes at international competitions. Uhde has participated in chamber music recitals with Martha Argerich and Ivry Gitlis, with whom she performed the Schumann Quintet, Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals and the Mendelssohn Octet. She has also performed the Sextets of Brahms, Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky with Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna, and Antonio Meneses.

As a 2nd-prize winner of the International Lutoslawski Cello Competition Warsaw, Uhde has appeared as a soloist with the Schumann Cello Concerto, which she performed at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall with the National Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also appeared as a soloist with the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, and the Biel/Bienne Symphony Orchestra. 

Her artistry has been influenced by Wolfgang Böttcher and members of the Alban Berg Quartet, the Tokyo String Quartet, the La Salle Quartet, the Beaux-Arts Trio, the Amadeus Quartet, and the Hagen Quartet.

She is a member of a piano trio and a cello quartet, Trio Velte and Cell’Opera. She is in the process of recording the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas together with her father, pianist Prof. Michael Uhde.

Uhde plays a fine French cello that was made by Bernardel Père in 1852.

 She lives in Paris.

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Repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach, Six Suites, BWV 1007-1012
Andrzej Bauer, Duotone
Benjamin Britten, Suites No. 1, Op. 72 and No. 2, Op. 87
Gaspar Cassadó, Suite
Henri Dutilleux,  Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher 
Paul Hindemith, Sonata, Op. 25 No. 3
York Höller, Sonata
György Kurtág, Signs, Games and Messages
Volker David Kirchner, Aus dem Buch der Könige, “Three Meditations”
György Ligeti, Sonata
Witold Lutosławski, Sacher Variation
Krzysztof Penderecki, Capriccio per Siegfried Palm
Pēteris Vasks, Gramata cellam / The Book

Samuel Barber, Sonata, Op. 6
Béla Bartók, Romanian Folk Dances
Luigi Boccherini, Sonatas
in A Major, G. 6
in E-flat Major, G. 14
Ludwig van Beethoven, Five Sonatas
Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozarts “The Magic Flute”
Twelve Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Mozarts “The Magic Flute“
Twelve Variations on Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabäus”
Ernest Bloch, From Jewish Life, 3 Sketches for Cello and Piano
Prayer
Supplication
Jewish Song
Johannes Brahms, Sonatas No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38
No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99
Frédéric Chopin, Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
François Couperin, Pièces en concert
Karl Davidov, At the Fountain, Op. 20 No. 2
Claude Debussy, Sonata
Antonín Dvořák, Rondo, Op. 94
Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve, Op. 7
Elégie, Op. 24
Romance, Op. 69
Papillon, Op. 77
Sicilienne, Op. 78
César Franck, Sonata in A Major
Girolamo Frescobaldi – Gaspar Cassadó, Toccata
Luciano Gallet, Elegia
Zoltán Kodály, Sonata, Op. 4 for violoncello and piano
Witold Lutosławski, Grave
Bohuslav Martinů, Variations on a theme by Rossini
Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata No. 2, Op. 58 in D Major
Song without Words, Op. 109
Alberto Nepomuceno, Tarantella
David Popper, Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
Maurice Ravel, Pièce en Forme de Habanera
Gioachino Rossini, Une Larme, Theme and variations
Camille Saint-Saëns, Allegro appassionato, Op. 43
“The Swan”
Franz Schubert, “Arpeggione” Sonata, D. 821
Robert Schumann, Adagio and allegro, Op. 70
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102
Richard Strauss, Sonata in F Major, Op. 6
Romance in F Major
Igor Stravinsky, Suite Italienne
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Valse sentimentale
Antonio Vivaldi, Six Sonatas

Ernest Bloch, Schelomo
Ludwig van Beethoven, Triple Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56
Johannes Brahms, Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra, Op.102
Aram Khachaturian, Concerto in E Minor
Dmitri Shostakovich, Concerto No. 1, Op. 107
Henri Dutilleux, “Tout un monde lointain…”
Antonín Dvořák, Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Edward Elgar, Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85
Joseph Haydn, Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb No. 1 
Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIIb No. 2
Arthur Honegger, Concerto, H. 72
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Concerto in C Major
Edouard Lalo, Concerto in D Minor
Camille Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
Robert Schumann, Concerto in A Minor, Op. 126
Richard Strauss, Don Quixote, Op. 35
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, Op. 33

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