Tanya Podolskaya, alto

Podolskaya-smTanya studied voice and piano at the Moscow Music Academy and upon graduation became a member of the famous Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Choir as a contralto. As a buyer for fine French wines for the Russian Government, Tanya traveled to the Bordeaux region of France where she became interested in the many French songs she heard. When she arrived in Canada, Tanya immediately searched for musical venues and enrolled in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. She also sang for four years with a vocal quartet in Toronto and toured with this ensemble to Northern Ontario. Tanya joined The Shevchenko Musical Ensemble and later the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir where she sings in the chorus and as a soloist. Tanya’s repertoire with the SME includes Padam, Padam by Glanzberg, Mon Pays by Giles Vigneault, La Vie en Rose by Monnot and Guglielmi and others.