October 14, 1959 – November 1, 2019
Tatiana Balazs-Keithley, age 60, born October 14, 1959 in Riga, Latvia and passed away November 1, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Latvian born pianist, Tatiana Balazs was praised by critics for her solo and orchestra appearances in the United States, Germany, Japan, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, and Russia.
She did performed with the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, the Tatiana at age 4, playing the piano and singing. Garland symphony, the Hungarian National Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Latvian National Symphony, the Karelian National symphony, Springfield Symphony, Irving Symphony. Garland Symphony. Las Colinas Symphony and Orchester des Nordharzer Stadtebundtheaters (Germany).
Tatiana came to the United States as winner of the Lili Kraus performance scholarship at Texas Christian University. She has participated in a number of competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Competition, Walter Naumberg International Competition, the Louise McMahon International Music Competition, AMSA Competition, Crown Princess Sonja International Competition, Latvian National Competition, and the Tchaikovsky Regional Competition.
She taught numerous Masters program classes throughout the U.S. and Europe, including Indiana University, University of Texas, International Music Course in Spain,Long Beach University, Texas Wesleyan University, the Franz Liszt Academy, and the National conservatory of Music.
Her recordings include a unique unedited CD of Chopin 24 etudes,"Favorites"-works of Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and most recent recording-"A Little Something for Everybody"-CD showing a great versatility of theartist performing a wide variety of music- classical, jazz, pop, country, gospel, boogie and Broadway. She performed "Tatiana Show" as a headliner in Jimmy Osmond's Theatre. (Branson, MO)
Tatiana held a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the National Conservatory of Music, Moscow, and a Masters of Performance Degree, from the National Conservatory of Music, Riga Latvia, graduating first in her class of over 120 students. Tatiana Balazs was a Steinway Artist. Tatiana is also a film and television actress represented by one of the major North Texas agencies.
Tatiana also enjoyed reading, loved nature and was a huge dog lover particularly her German Shepherd "Marc".
She is survived by her son, Collin M. Keithley. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frederik Webster Keithley.
Memorial Service is pending at this time.