Tetyana Pyatovolenko is a professional cellist from Ukraine who recently moved to Southwest Florida just before the war began. When not playing and practicing as often as possible, she’s also been active in organizing benefit concerts with proceeds donated to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
Winning an international music competition in Zaporoshie, Ukraine, cellist, Tetyana Pyatovolenko made her solo debut with Dnepropetrovsk Philharmonic in her native Ukraine in 2010. After graduating with honors and full government scholarship from Dnepropetrovsk’s Central Music Academy, Tetyana came to the United States to study music at Messiah University, PA, where she was a recipient of the Daniel Vollmer Scholarship in the Arts. Tetyana holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Messiah University and Master of Arts in Cello Performance from the Pennsylvania State University, and Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint.
Tetyana has been actively involved in higher education, arts, and entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of the nationally-recognized internship program within the Penn State’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations and a fundraiser for non-profit organizations globally. She worked for the Concert Series of the National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C., and Market Square Concert Series in Harrisburg, PA.