KATIA TIUTIUNNIK was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1967. Her father is Russian-Ukrainian and her mother an Australian of Irish descent. Tiutiunnik holds a Bachelor of Music degree “with merit” from Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney) where she was awarded the John Antill Composition Scholarship, the Don Banks Memorial Scholarship and the Alfred Hill Prize, in 1992. In 1993 Tiutiunnik moved to Italy to undertake postgraduate studies with the late Maestro Franco Donatoni: first privately in the province of Verona, and then at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Tiutiunnik graduated from this academy in 1995, with high distinction, and was awarded the Diploma di Studi Superiori di Perfezionamento in Composizione, the highest postgraduate title in composition available in Italy. While pursuing composition studies in Rome, Tiutiunnik also completed a master class with British composer, George Benjamin, and was enrolled as an observer in viola courses held by the internationally acclaimed violists Bruno Giuranna and Reiner Schmidt. She subsequently received an invitation from Reiner Schmidt to enrol as a full participant in a viola summer school in Greece, which she declined. She later engage in marketing. Started studying ways to improve business. She found out later that online advertising is the trend for today’s marketing and thus this blog.