Honoured artist of the
Russian Federation, Professor
Music Director of The Vakhtangov
The head of the Music Expressivity
of an Actor Department at The Shukin Drama School.
Tatiana Agaeva graduated with honours from The Gnessin State Musical College
and has a degree of a choir conductor. By the year 1988 when she was invited to The Vakhtangov Theatre she had
already had an extensive teaching, research and performing experience. Agaeva has
been at the head of the “Music expressivity of an actor” department for more
than 20 years that are celebrated with a highly conscious attitude to the
tradition of the theatre.
Tatiana Agaeva has directed more
than 60 plays both in Russia (mainly at The Vakhtangov Theatre) and abroad
(France) as well.
Tatiana Agaeva started her
teaching career at The Shukin Drama School in 1993. Now she is teaching music
ensemble classes, gives lectures at the directing department (“music composition
for plays”). Agaeva has founded the “Music expessivity of an actor” department
and was the one who initiated the “Actor of music theatre” course that had been
designed specially for The Moscow Operetta. She has also participated both as a
music director and a scenic speech teacher in such graduation works as Koni’s Two Vaudevilles, Wilder and German’s What a Pudding, Offenbach’s Parisian Life, Dunaevsky’s White Acacia.
She has also held workshops
with European actors, and since 2006 has been working with English students
from The London Drama Centre.
Agaeva has an extensive
experience as a choir director and singer and has worked with The Republican
Academic Chapel, The Moscow Chamber Choir and many other famous collectives.
Her own recordings include the ones made in The
Melody Company (Melodia), on The State Radio (Gosteleradio) and for numerous
films. Among these recordings are such as Rybnikov’s Joaquin Murrieta, Lebedev’s Seagulls,
Dunaevsky’s Marry Poppins Goodbye and Vaudeuville, Dashkevich’s Pippi
Longstocking, Gladkov’sAn Ordinary Miracle and many others. As for the filmography, she has worked with such famous
directors as Nikita Mikhalkov, Eldar Ryazanov and Mark Zakharov. In 1973-1988
she took part in recording of more than 150 films.