Vladimir Tate, also known by his birth name Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov (Russian: Владимир Борисович Тягунов), is a highly accomplished musician and educator with a distinguished career in the world of classical music. Born on September 30, 1989, in Temirtau, Soviet Union (now Temirtau, Kazakhstan), Tate's journey in music began at a young age, leading him to become a prominent figure in the international music scene.
Tate's multifaceted roles encompass his work as the founder and director of the Merrick School of Music, where he imparts his extensive knowledge and expertise to aspiring musicians. In addition to his educational contributions, he serves as the owner and editor-in-chief of the prestigious Long Island Music Magazine, a platform that celebrates the artistry of musicians and the world of classical music.
As a pianist, Tate has achieved international recognition for his exceptional talent and innovative approach to music. He is acclaimed for his versatility as a performer, which has garnered him a reputation as one of Russia's foremost pianists. His unorthodox interpretations and mesmerizing performances have captivated audiences around the globe.
Notable among his accolades is his first-place victory in the International Music Competition "21st Century Art" in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2010, a testament to his exceptional prowess as a solo pianist. Tate's musical journey has taken him to various corners of the world, including Spain, Germany, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States, where he has enthralled audiences with his captivating piano recitals.
In addition to his roles at the Merrick School of Music and Long Island Music Magazine, Tate currently holds the position of Parish Music Director at Cure of Arts Church in Merrick, New York, where he regularly showcases his remarkable musical talents.
Tate's commitment to fostering musical talent extends to his work as a piano professor. He began his career in this capacity at the Long Island Conservatory in 2015, and his guidance has produced numerous piano competition laureates. He has also lent his expertise as an accompanist in conservatories, music schools, and national and international instrumental competitions.
Throughout his career, Vladimir Tate has been a prolific performer, gracing stages with both solo and chamber music concerts. His vast repertoire includes renowned compositions such as Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy," Chopin's "Op.10," Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," and Beethoven's "Appassionata," among others.
Tate's influence transcends the stage and the classroom, as he has served as a respected member of the jury at various international music competitions, including the International Piano Competition at Gould Academy, the Long Island Conservatory Soloist Competition, the International Online Music Competition "Universal Music Space," and the Manolov International Music Competition.
Furthermore, Vladimir Tate has had the honor of performing at some of the world's most esteemed venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art Concert Hall, numerous Steinway Halls, Tilles Center, Carnegie Hall, University of F. Chopin Concert Hall in Poland, Bolshoi Concert Hall in Tchaikovsky University (Moscow, Russia), Concert Hall of Chelyabinsk Conservatory (Chelyabinsk, Russia), Concert Hall of Sverdlovsk Philarmonic (Yekaterinburg, Russia), and Concert Hall in Kiev, Ukraine.
In 2022, Tate founded the Merrick School of Music in Merrick, New York, a testament to his dedication to nurturing the next generation of musicians. In 2023, he expanded his influence with the establishment of the Long Island Music Magazine, further cementing his role as a prominent figure in the world of classical music. Vladimir Tate's dedication to music, education, and the arts continues to leave an indelible mark on the global music community.
Certificate of Excellence for extraordinary dedication to the field of Music Education and outstanding student achievement at the Forte International Music Competition (Carnegie Hall, 2019)
13th LISMA International Music Competition, New York, 2017 (Top Performer)
International Piano Competition “Music without Borders” (Gould Academy,
Bethel, Maine U.S.A., 2016). The First Prize.
Forte International Competition (Carnegie Hall, 2016). Gold Medal.
11th LISMA International Music Competition, New York, 2015 (Grand Prix)
Russian Competition “Young Talents of Russia”, Moscow, 2012 (The Winner of the category “Musical Art”)
International Competition “21st Century Art”, Kiev, 2010 (Laureate of the 1st prize)
Laureate of numerous national and regional Music Competitions