ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

Tatiana Kouzovkina (art. name Tatiana Lina) was born in Russia, in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia and the third largest city after Moscow and St. Petersburg. There she finished school and got her music education.

At the age of 18 she moved to St. Petersburg. She studied acting and directing at the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts and worked at the Leningrad Chamber Theatre.

In 1992 Tatiana was invited to the Netherlands to take part in a theatre production. Since then she lives in Amsterdam.

Together with an international group of theatremakers she founded the Amsterdam Chamber Theatre, (ACT) a theatre company that is still active and creative today. The company has performed in the Netherlands and abroad, and took part in many international theatre festivals. With the ACT Tatiana has played in more than 20 theatre productions and has written various theatre scripts.

Tatiana started to teach acting when she was still a university student. Since that time she gave lessons in Russia, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Egypt. For 8 years Tatiana was a guest teacher at GITIS Scandinavia, a filial of GITIS Moscow - the Russian State Theatre Academy. She gave classes and workshops at the Cairo Theater Academy, the theater school TheaterStudio and the Performers House School in Denmark, Leiden University and the Amateur Toneelschool Amsterdam.


Tatiana wrote her first songs for her own graduation show at the acting faculty at the University in St. Petersburg. Today her portfolio contains music and songs for more than 10 theatre productions that were produced in the Netherlands and abroad.

In the Netherlands Tatiana discovered her love for world music. In 1996 she founded together with the other three actresses an a capella quartet Rusalki with the repertoire of the traditional songs from different countries. With Rusalki she gave more than 300 concerts and has recorded 3 CDs.


In 2007 Tatiana printed her first songbook with vocal arrangements of the traditional Russian songs. At the same time she started to give the vocal worldmusic workshops to choirs.

Since 2010 she is the artistic leader and a conductor of the Amsterdam vocal group Angels.

From 2011 till 2014 Tatiana studied choir conductingto support her rapidly growing new career.

In 2013 she became a conductor of Wereldkoor Haarlem.

In 2021 she became a conductor of a male choir Vgrdznob (translates as 'I feel'  from Georgian)


Tatiana always had two passions: theatre and music. Until now she succeeded combining them both in her professional life. In the future she hopes to discover, to experience and to share more of both worlds.

ACTRESS

Stone garden
Stone garden
Stone Garden
Stone Garden
Stone Garden
Stone Garden
Play Strindberg - by F. Durrenmatt
Play Strindberg - by F. Durrenmatt
Miss Julie - A. Strindberg
Miss Julie - A. Strindberg
Miss Julie - A. Strindberg
Miss Julie - A. Strindberg
Miss Julie - A. Strindberg
Miss Julie - A. Strindberg
A seagull - A. Chekhov
A seagull - A. Chekhov
A seagull - A. Chekhov
A seagull - A. Chekhov
The Orchestra
The Orchestra
Salome - O. Wilde
Salome - O. Wilde
The Wood Demon - A. Chekhov
The Wood Demon - A. Chekhov
The Wood Demon - A. Chekhov
The Wood Demon - A. Chekhov
Ball shaped Symphony - D. Harms
Ball shaped Symphony - D. Harms
A Man Who Wished (based on the plays of A. Chekhov)
A Man Who Wished (based on the plays of A. Chekhov)
A Man Who Wished (based on the plays of A. Chekhov)
A Man Who Wished (based on the plays of A. Chekhov)
A Man Who Wished (based on the plays of A. Chekhov)
A Man Who Wished (based on the plays of A. Chekhov)
The Bald Prima Donna
The Bald Prima Donna
The Bald Prima Donna - by E. Ionesco
The Bald Prima Donna - by E. Ionesco
The Bald Prima Donna - by E. Ionesco
The Bald Prima Donna - by E. Ionesco
The Bald Prima Donna - by E. Ionesco
The Bald Prima Donna - by E. Ionesco
Wistaria and sunshine
Wistaria and sunshine
Wistaria and sunshine
Wistaria and sunshine
Wistaria and sunshine
Wistaria and sunshine
Wistaria and sunshine
Wistaria and sunshine
Christmas Eve - N. Gogol
Christmas Eve - N. Gogol
Christmas Eve - N. Gogol
Christmas Eve - N. Gogol
Christmas Eve - N. Gogol
Christmas Eve - N. Gogol
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
My sister Eve
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Verhalen uit de Harem
Will's Will
Will's Will
Will's Will
Will's Will
Will's Will
Will's Will
Will's Will
Will's Will
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Het leven van monsieur de Molière
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
Schetsen uit het Hoofdkussenboek
De zigeuners
De zigeuners
De zigeuners
De zigeuners
De zigeuners
De zigeuners
De zigeuners
De zigeuners

Opleiding:

St. Petersburg State University Culture & Arts

Department of Theater Art


Work:

1989 - 1992

Leningrad Chamber Theatre


1992 - 2015

Amsterdam Chamber Theatre


Played in more then 30 productions:

'Miss Julie' (A. Strindberg); 'A Seagull' (A. Chekhov); 'Play Strindberg' (F. Durrenmatt); 'The Orchestra' (J. Anouilh); 'The Wood demon' (A. Chekhov); 'Salome' (O.Wilde); 'Kerstavond' (N. Gogol); 'The bold Prima Donna' (E. Ionesko)

and many others...

TEACHER

More than 25 years of teaching experience:

acting and speech lessons, vocal coaching, storytelling, monologues, coaching (graduation) shows


2002 - 2008

Guest teacher at GITIS Scandinavia  – a Scandinavian department of the Russian State Theatre Academy GITIS, Moscow


1989 - till present

Work for various art schools, theatre projects; individual coaching

Graduation performances

of GITIS Scandinavia

Composer

A few examples of songs, written for various theatre productions










Be my love

(The Tempest, W. Shakespeare)


Lover and his Lass

(The Tempest, W. Shakespeare)


Where the bee sucks

(The Tempest, W. Shakespeare)


Seals of love

(The Tempest, W. Shakespeare)


Oi vy vjetry

(Christmas Eve, N. Gogol)


Svjatyi Vecher

(Christmas Eve, N. Gogol)


Heaven & Hell

(Decameron, G. Boccaccio)


So good is a man

(Decameron, G. Boccaccio)

Contact

mail(at)tatianalina.com