Natascha Petrinsky
To Tamar,

with my deepest graditude. When I first met Tamar Rachum about 12 years ago at a Masterclass she gave in Riva del Garda, Italy, I could have never imagined the path that I walk on now, entirely thanks to her wonderful method of teaching.
At the time I wasn't able to so sing even one line of music in tune and also not sustain a longer note.
I had no breathing system worked out, nor any technical knowledge despite a 2 years study at a german music academy. I had been told in Germany, that it would be better for me to aim for another profession, for I would never be a singer.
Tamar gave me a clear analytic technical system to work with. No "secrets" or "mystery", but a clearly structured wonderful craft, that I do use up to this very day. I will never have a different teacher for this reason.
It is amazing, how I could after about 3 years of studying with her at the Rubin Music Academy Tel-Aviv go out into the world and make it on my own.
I am today singing in all the major operahouses in the world.
Covent Garden, La Scala di Milano, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bregenz Festival Rome, Spoleto Festival USA, Chicago, San Francisco, Hongkong, Tokio..etc. Recordings and concerts with great conductors like the late Giuseppe Sinopoli, Christoph Eschenbach, Ricardo Chailly, Ricardo Muti, michael Tilson Thomas, to name some of the most famous, are now on my agenda.
I come back for vocal check ups only about every 2-3 years and that is all I need.
Tamar provided me with such a clear do-it-yourself knowledge, that I feel absolutely solid in my work.
I owe this entirely to you Tamar.
With greatest admiration and love,

always yours, natascha

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