Since making her debut as a musician at age five, Tzenka has become a world renowned, award-winning concert pianist specializing in the performance of 20th century and contemporary music. A teacher, performer, and author (“John Cage’s Prepared Piano: The Nuts and Bolts”), she has recorded pieces for piano and orchestra, as well as a solo CD. Improvising, transcribing, and experimenting with “prepared piano,” Tzenka collaborates with illustrious composers such as Karlheinz Essl.
“My toy pianos are amongst my most prized possessions — first came the Schoenhut baby-grand, then a vintage Jaymar, last a delightful doll-sized (yet full three-octave chromatic) Japanese mini-grand. I love them all!”