Tatiana Riabinkina started composing when she was a child. She grew up in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and later moved to Moscow to study music more seriously. In 2018, she moved to New Zealand. Today she works as a music teacher in South Canterbury (Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru), and as a composer for international projects from all over the world. Often she performs as a bass guitar player for local projects, orchestras, and theatrical performances.
Tatiana has won a number of International Awards in Composition and Instrumentation and scored about 12 films. Many of these films have been screened at different film festivals and other cultural events around the world. She collaborates with talented musicians, sound engineers, and film directors, and is a member of the Composers Association of New Zealand.
In 2013, Tatiana graduated from Moscow College of Improvisational Music, Moscow as a Bass player. In 2018, she was awarded a Diploma with Excellence from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music as a Composer and Music Teacher. In 2019, she received her Postgraduate Diploma in Music at Victoria University of Wellington.