EUNIKE TANZIL is an accomplished pianist and a polished composer. Born and raised in 1998 in Sumatra, Indonesia, Eunike has been living there for 17 years before moving to Boston, United States, to pursue her career in music. In 2016 she received a full scholarship from the Berklee College of Music, where she deepened her knowledge in Performance, Composition, and Film Scoring.
In her teenage years, she was an ambassador for the Yamaha Electric Organ series, called the "Electone". At the age of 16, she won the prestigious 2014 Yamaha Electone Concourse in Tokyo, Japan. She also won many international Electone contests in Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan.
Eunike has been classically trained and didn't pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with pianist and Berklee Professor Nando Michelin. Eunike quickly began playing with a host of talented students and formed her own sextet named 'Eunike Tanzil Sextet'. Under her leadership, the group was featured in an episode of a music television show called the 'AM Garden Show' on January 2019. In 2018, she successfully pulled off her first recital called "The Reborn", which gives her more recognition and exposure as a jazz pianist and composer.
As a student composer, she also received awards from the Composition department. Most notably, she received the Earle Brown Award for outstanding composition achievement for her wind-ensemble composition titled “Spirit of Garuda”, which was commissioned by the Boston Latin School. Her clarinet and piano duo titled “Catching Time!”, won the Millican Composition Competition in 2018 and also won the Call for Scores for the 2019 LunART Festival in Medison, WI. Her major influences are John Williams, Ravel, Alexandre Desplat, Prokofiev, and Nikolai Kapustin.
She is also an ambassador in the Film Scoring department. Last summer, toured around New England with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra in the premiere of her rescore of a 1928 French Film, "Joan of Arc", along with six other composers. She also received the Michael Rendish Award for her excellent contributions to the department.
Her most recent orchestral composition, "The Real and the Imaginary", is going to be premiered by The Unicamp Symphony Orchestra in the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival in São Paulo, Brazil this October.