Tamara Hatwan

violin I

Tamara Hatwan, originally from Chicago, received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University in 1987 and a Master of Music degree from USC in 1989. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1989 and a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since its inception in 1991. She was assistant concertmaster of the Long Beach Symphony from 1989-2000 and has previously been a member of the Pacific Symphony and the LA Opera orchestra.

She has performed on concert stages in North and South America, Europe and Asia, as well as a variety of Hollywood venues including The Tonight Show and the GRAMMY® and Academy® awards. She has recorded soundtracks of over 900 major motion pictures. She met her husband Mark, production director of KUSC Radio, at a LACO rehearsal! They reside in Studio City with their sons Jackson and Cooper.

2019-20 Orchestral Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Bottled at the source

Juan Pablo Contreras, LACO’s on-deck Sound Investment composer, taps the wellspring of his Mexican heritage and the spirit of great nationalist composers in his latest work.

reframe & rearrange

LACO is working alongside Derrick Spiva Jr. — a classical music composer and LACO’s newly appointed artist-educator — to reimagine music education as an opportunity for youth to celebrate cultural differences.