TATIANA MAKSIMOVA was born in St. Petersburg and began playing piano at the age of five. Her education in piano solo (Prof. Nadezhda Eismont) and choral conducting (Prof. Pjotr Rossolovsky) received her first at the Rimsky-Korsakov Special Music School and then at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, where she also completed a postgraduate course in corpetition (Prof. Irina Vasiljeva). From 1992-2003 she was first in the children’s choir at the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre, then in the children’s choir accompanist, ballet accompanist and pianist in the orchestra under the direction of conductors Alexander Titov and Valery Gergiev. As an orchestral pianist, she played with the Philharmonic Orchestra St. Petersburg with the conductors Yurij Temirkanov, Alexander Dmitriev, Nikolay Alekseev, Andrei Anikhanov. In 2005 she graduated from the Carl Maria von Weber Music Academy in Dresden with a postgraduate degree in music theatre co-petition (Prof. Karl-Heinz Knobloch), in 2007 he completed his postgraduate studies in choral conducting (Prof. Hans-Christoph Rademann) and worked at the theatres Görlitz, Freiberg-Dobeln and the Semperoper Dresden in various opera productions. From 2007-2010, she was a solo repeater and director of studies at the Bremen Theatre and since autumn 2010 she has been working as a senior artist at the Institute for Music Theatre at the University of Arts Graz (KUG). She completes her vocal training with active participation in master classes (Prof. Claudia Rüggeberg, Prof. Bernhard Landauer, Prof. Rannveig Braga-Postl, Prof. Ulrike Sych, Prof. Claudia Visca, Prof. Martin Vacha, Prof. Wolfgang Müller – Lorenz, KS Edita Gruberova). Since autumn 2017 she has been accepted as an IGP (Singing Pedagogy) student in the class of Prof. Elena Pankratova.