Erin Winemiller

Dtq is a versatile, professionally-trained string quartet that explores the best chamber works for string duo, trio, and quartet. Dtq’s signature sound might best be attributed to common experiences and approaches to interpretation, combined with a mutual love for the string quartet as an art form.

Dtq: duo/trio/quattro founding members:

Tatiana Kolchanova, violinist extraordinaire, brings a wealth of experience and artistry to the dtq quartet. After completing undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the renowned Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, she was Laureate of the USSR Radio’s competition as soloist and worked as a violinist for the USSR Radio and Television Orchestra, touring extensively through Russia, Europe, USA, Brazil, Lebanon, Turkey, and Japan. From 1996-2006 Tatiana worked as First Violin for the Glinka State String Quartet, participating in all Glinka Quartet concert tours throughout Russia, Europe and the Middle East and recording 10 CDs with the quartet. Ms. Kolchanova taught violin at the Moscow Conservatory’s Academic Music College starting in 1995, and Central Music School in 1998. She was assistant of professor Shebalin (Borodin String Quartet violist for 45 years) and coached student string quartets at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since 2007 Tatiana Kolchanova resides and continues to perform, record and teach in Portland, Oregon. She is Assistant Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster of the Portland Chamber Orchestra frequently performs with the Oregon Symphony as well as with the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater orchestras. Tatiana is also a recent graduate of East-West College of the Healing Arts.

Joy Fabos has played violin locally as a member of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Portland Columbia Symphony, BRAVO! Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, the Astoria Music Festival, and the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra. She has also played as an extra with the Oregon Symphony, the Spokane Symphony, and the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra. Joy completed her studies at Northwestern University under teachers Myron Kartman and Blair Milton. She has enjoyed performing with Pink Martini as part of the Harvey Rosencrantz Orchestra enabling her to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Hall, and Town Hall in New York City. She also has performed on the David Letterman show, and as a part of the string section for the Moody Blues and Kanye West. She is a founding member of dtq and tries to find as many excuses to play chamber music as possible (when she isn’t busy parenting a toddler and managing the well-oiled machine that is the Oregon Symphony Music Library).

Angelika Furtwangler, Viola, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and has lived and worked in the Portland/Vancouver area for the last 5 years. She performs regularly with Oregon Ballet Theatre (assistant principal viola), Portland Chamber Orchestra (principal viola) and the Vancouver Symphony (principal viola). She has also performed with the Portland Summerfest Opera Orchestra and Astoria Music Festival. She has a private music studio filled with violin and viola students and teaches strings at Oregon Episcopal School in SW Portland. Angelika is living her dream with being the violist of dtq.

Erin Winemiller has been an active performing cellist throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, including 10 seasons with the Portland Columbia Symphony and 4 with the Astoria Music Festival. Currently Erin serves as Assistant Principal Cello of the Vancouver Symphony (since 2007) and is a member of the Portland Chamber Orchestra. Erin has previously performed with the Portland Summerfest Opera, BRAVO! Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Portland Symphonic Choir, Oregon Repertory Singers, Oregon East Symphony, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, and the Newport Symphony, is a substitute cellist with the Eugene Symphony, and is in demand as a studio recording artist and cello instructor and clinician. Currently she maintains a large private teaching studio and serves on the board of the Oregon Cello Society. Additionally Erin has been on the faculty of the Chamber Music Camp of Portland since 2008. Erin is also interested in bringing classical music to a broader audience and has performed with the Portland Cello Project, Classical Revolution PDX, Filmmusik, and a variety of Indie rock bands. Erin holds a Masters in Counseling from Portland State University and has previously worked as a mental health therapist. She lives in Gresham with her husband and two young children. She loves using music as an avenue for positive, loving and meaningful communication.