She has played with leading orchestras such as Tonhalle Zurich, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Berlin Konzerthaus, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Spanish National, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris and Cincinnati Symphony, and worked with conductors Lorin Maazel, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dimtri Kitajenko, Paavo Järvi, Michael Gielen and Heinz Holliger to name but a few.
Chamber music also plays a significant part in Tanja’s career, with regular recitals alongside partners including Lars Vogt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Alexander Lonquich, Antje Weithaas, Florian Donderer, Baiba and Lauma Skride, and her brother, Christian Tetzlaff, with whom she founded the Tetzlaff Quartett.
Highlights in the 2013/14 season include performances of the Haydn, Dvorak and Shostakovich cello concertos, as well as the three Brahms piano trios with Lars Vogt and Christian Tetzlaff in Salzburg, Paris, Berlin, Neumarkt, Schwetzingen, Zürich, Bremen and in a subsequent recording. She will also be touring with the Tetzlaff Quartett.
Tanja has recorded Haydn’s cello concertos with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, a portrait album with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and, most recently, the cello concertos by Wolfgang Rihm and Ernst Toch. Two recent albums with duo partner Gunilla Süssmann feature the Brahms cello sonatas and works for cello and piano by Sibelius, Grieg and Rachmaninov (CAvi). Her discography also includes works by Sibelius and Schoenberg with the Tetztlaff Quartett (CAvi) and the Schumann piano trios with Christian Tetzlaff and Leif Ove Andsnes (EMI) – both albums received the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (2011).
Tanja studied with Bernhard Gmelin in Hamburg and Heinrich Schiff at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and plays a cello by Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini from 1776.