Born in Bulgaria, Tatiana Koleva lives and works at present in the Netherlands. Internationally renown as virtuoso solo and ensemble performer, she is actively involved in the promotion of contemporary music and art forms all over the world. She has established herself as a leading percussionist specializing in marimba. Her performances leave the audience spellbound with intriguing rhythms and surprising musical developments. In addition to her intensive concert activities Mrs. Koleva is becoming a very respected educator. She leads regularly master classes for marimba/percussion and chamber music as well as composer workshops. Currently she holds a teaching position at the Prince Claus Conservatory of Groningen – The Netherlands. 2009 marked the beginning of her new very successful project “Youth Percussion Pool”, an education and performing event that takes place annually, including master-classes, workshops and concerts with young professionals. In the beginning of 2010 Tatiana Koleva received the prestigious Prize ‘Musician of the Year 2009’ by the National Radio and the audience of Bulgaria. Just recentely the Youth Percussion Pool was awarded “Ensemble of the year 2012” in that same contest.