Tamar has given concerts across Europe as a soloist, duo recitalist and chamber musician and has broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has performed much of the piano chamber repertoire, working with some of the UK’s finest instrumentalists including principals from the London Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony and Irish Chamber Orchestras.
Tamar studied piano with Renna Kellaway whilst on the Joint Course at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University, continuing her studies at the RNCM as a post-graduate. She won many prizes and awards including the Hirsch Prize for chamber music, the Clifton Helliwell Award, the Proctor-Gregg performance prize, and with violinist Mia Cooper won a place in the BBC Young Artists’ Forum.
“The talented Andrusier Ensemble gave a powerful account of Goldschmidt’s 1991 Retrospectrum and a delightful gem by Schreker, Der Wind, written in 1909 but lost to the world until a year or two ago. Finally they gave an exquisite account of Krenek’s 1919 Serenade” – Barry Millington, The Times
In 1995 Tamar founded the critically acclaimed Andrusier Ensemble. For a decade they specialised in performing the chamber music of Terezín, the wartime concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Ensemble performed across the UK, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and was invited by the British Home Office to perform on BBC TV to mark the first Holocaust Memorial Day. The Ensemble’s award-winning education workshops, supported by many organisations and musicians including Yehudi Menuhin, took an anti-racism message to thousands of children at schools throughout the UK.
Tamar is widely acknowledged for her creative teaching approach. Her chamber students’ expressive, cohesive performances have won them many successes in competitions and festivals; piano pupils often gain scholarships to the top London schools and places at leading conservatoires and universities. She teaches and coaches privately, in masterclasses and at Highgate School where her students were winners of the 2019 Founder’s Trophy in the Pro Corda National Chamber Music Festival for Schools.
As Co-Artistic Director, Tamar runs con spirito chamber music Sundays, an innovative chamber music programme which brings together talented young musicians from all over London.
She is Head of Chamber Music at Ingenium Academy International Summer School, held at the historic Winchester College.