Katia Tiutiunnik is a composer, scholar, teacher and violist, who has mastered several languages as an adjunct to her research. She was the first Australian composer to be appointed Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York, where she was resident from 2004–2006. Tiutiunnik was also the first Australian composer to complete a residency at Charles Morrow Productions, New York, during which time she composed an extended work for 3 dimensional sound cube (presented in Cologne, in November 2005).
In March 2007, Tiutiunnik was invited to Saint–Petersburg, Russia, to present her music, as part of significant festivities held in March 2007, in celebration of two hundred years of business relations between Russia and Australia. She was also invited to perform her viola works in a concert featuring her solo and chamber compositions, as part of the same festivities. Prominent Russian musicians, including the world renowned Rimsky Korsakov Quartet of Saint–Petersburg, and international prize winning pianist, Anna Shpagina, also performed Tiutiunnik's works in that concert, which was held on March 19 2007, in the Palace of the Saint–Petersburg Composers' Society. Tiutiunnik also lectured at the Saint–Petersburg Conservatory of Music, Russia and presented a Radio Maria interview, as part of these festivities.
Tiutiunnik holds a PhD from the Australian National University, as well as the highest Italian postgraduate title in composition, from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, where she studied with Donatoni. She also holds a B.MUS degree from Sydney Conservatorium, where she was awarded all three of their composition prizes.
Tiutiunnik's music has been performed in Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Jordan (including a historical performance of a symphonic poem dedicated to Queen Noor of Jordan, held in September 1999 as part of the 28th General Assembly of the International Music Council), Russia, the UK and the USA. Tiutiunnik has also lectured in Australia, Italy and the United States.
Presentations on Tiutiunnik's work have been given in New York and Hawaii. Tiutiunnik's music has also been used for theatrical productions in New York, London and Edinburgh.
Tiutiunnik's works are held in several international libraries, including the Bodleian Library at Oxford University and the Wiener Music Library at Columbia University. Her compositions have been published in Italy and broadcast in Australia, Bulgaria, Jordan, Russia and the USA.
Tiutiunnik has been the recipient of numerous national and international grants, commissions and other sponsorship, from both the government and private sector.