Vladimir Tate

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Vladimir Tate
Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov.PNG
Born (1989-09-30) September 30, 1989 (age 34)
Temirtau, Kazakhstan
Alma materChelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts
OccupationMusic Educator and Entrepreneur
Years active2000s-present
Known forFounder/Director of the Merrick School of Music, Owner of the Long Island Music Magazine, Concert Pianist.
  • Boris Tate (father)
  • Olga Tatea (mother)

Vladimir Tate, also known by his birth name Vladimir Borisovich Tiagunov (Russian: Владимир Борисович Тягунов, born September 30, 1989); is a Russian-born solo pianist, chamber music performer, musician and professor of piano. He has gained international recognition as a solo pianist and is best known for winning the first prize in the International music competition”21st Century Art” in Kiev, Ukraine in 2010. He has played throughout the world with concerts and performed solo especially in Spain, Germany, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States.[1] In 2022, Tate founded the Merrick School of Music in Merrick, NY;[2] In 2023, he established the Long Island Music Magazine.[3]

Tate is an award-winning pianist, particularly known for his unconventional music.[4] He is known for his versatility as a performer, receiving acclaim worldwide as one of Russian’s leading pianists.[5] Tate is seen frequently at the International Music Competitions as a jury member.

Early life and education

Tate was born in Temirtau, Soviet Union (now Temirtau, Kazakhstan). In 1992, his family moved to Nizhny Tagil, Russia, where he started learning piano at the age of six.[6] Tate was later accepted into the Children's Music School, where he gave his first solo recital aged 9. In 2005, Tate joined the Nizhny Tagil College of Arts pre-college program. He graduated with the Diploma of Specialist in Arts from the Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts in Russia in 2013. Tate moved to the United States in 2014. In 2016, Tate graduated with an artist diploma in piano performance from Long Island Conservatory of Music in Albertson, New York City.[7]


Tate began his career as a piano professor at the Long Island Conservatory in 2015, and many students of his are Laureates of Piano Competitions. In 2016, Tate started teaching piano lessons and has also been an accompanist in conservatories, music schools, national and international instrumental competitions, as well as in various musical training courses. Tate has given numerous piano recitals as a soloist as well as also performed solo and chamber concerts across Germany, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and the United States. Tate has a wide range of recordings from concerts around the world which includes “Wanderer Fantasy” by Schubert, “Op.10 by Chopin”, “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky, and “Appassionata” by Beethoven and others.[8]

Tate served as the member of the jury at the International Music Competitions, including the International Piano Competition at Gould Academy the Long Island Conservatory Soloist Competition, and the Manolov International Music Competition.[9] Upon arriving in the United States, Tate represented Steinway and Sons in showcases at the Smith Haven Mall and the Roosevelt Field (shopping mall)|Roosevelt Field Mall in New York.

Tate has performed on several occasions for recitals at the world's greatest venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art Concert Hall, numerous Steinway Halls, Tilles Center, Carnegie Hall, University of F. Chopin Concert Hall (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 music. 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010: 21st Century Art, Kiev, Ukraine – First Prize.
  • 2012: Young Talents of Russia, Moscow, Russia - Musical Art category award.
  • 2015: 11th LISMA International Music Competition, New York, – Grand Prix.
  • 2016: Forte International Competition – Gold Medal and Special Prize for best piano technique
  • 2016:  “Music without Borders” International Piano Competition, Gould Academy in Bethel,  Maine – First Prize
  • 2016: 13th LISMA International Music Competition, New York – Top Performer.
  • 2019: Forte International Music Competition, Carnegie Hall - Certificate of Excellence for Extraordinary Dedication to Music Education; and Outstanding Student Achievement.

Concert repertoire: piano solo and piano with orchestra

Piano Solo


Piano and Orchestra

  • ARENSKY, ANTON: Fantasia on Russian Folk Songs, Op. 48
  • BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15; Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major "Emperor", Op. 73
  • GRIEG, EDWARD: Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
  • LISZT, FRANZ: Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125
  • RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • SAINT-SAENS, CAMILLE: Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
  • TCHAIKOVSKY, PYOTR ILYITCH: Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Chamber Music

BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1

Sonata No. 5 in F Major "Spring", Op. 24

Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1

BRAHMS, JOHANNES Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
FRANCK, CESAR Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
GRIEG, EDWARD Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F Major, Op. 8
HANDEL, GEORGE FRIDERIC Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, HWV 370
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 302

Sonata in E minor, K. 304

Sonata in G Major, K. 379

Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 380

SAINT-SAENS, CAMILLE Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin and Piano, Op. 28
SCHUBERT, FRANZ PETER Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, D. 384

Fantasy in F minor for Piano 4 hands, D. 940

SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRY Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
STRAUSS, RICHARD Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18
WOODS, PHIL Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Personal life

Tate was born to Olga Nikolaevna Tatea and Boris Vladimirovich Tate Marital. He moved to the United States of America in 2014.

In the media


Artwork gallery


  1. "Vladimir Tate talks about challenges of playing 'Wanderer Fantasy' by Schubert". mytimesnow. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  2. "Home | Merrick School of Music". Merrick School of Mu. Retrieved 24 November 2023.
  3. "Long Island Music Magazine". limusicmag.com. Retrieved 24 November 2023.
  4. "Vladimir Tate is Redefining Conventional Music for a Modern Audience". spacecoastdaily.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  5. "Vladimir Tate: The Life of a Musical Genius in Black and White - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner". baltimorepostexaminer.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  6. "How a childhood hobby helped pianist Vladimir Tate find his calling - The Free Press Journal". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  7. "Vladimir Tate: The Life of a Musical Genius in Black and White". Explosion. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  8. NetNewsLedger (2019-06-12). "NetNewsLedger - Vladimir Tate's journey to becoming a pianist". NetNewsLedger. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  9. "Vladimir Tate talks about challenges of playing 'Wanderer Fantasy' by Schubert". Deccan Chronicle. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-06-26.

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