Free Concert presented by Apex Arts League

Join us for this FREE concert by 2015 Cliburn Junior competitor Amir Siraj presented by Apex Arts League at White’s Chapel.

 


ABOUT AMIR SIRAJ

A U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Amir Siraj has been a featured guest soloist with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, and has played for luminaries such as Korean President Moon Jae-in, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Queen Rania of Jordan. He is a Steinway Young Artist and an alum of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholars Program. Amir has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Wigmore Hall in London, and Millenium Park in Chicago, as well as for the GRAMMY® Salute to Classical Music at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Swiss Alps Classics in Vitznau, and JBLFest in Las Vegas. Passionate about using music for social good, he has collaborated with organizations including the National Park Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Music For Food, most recently establishing the Music For The Parks initiative with the support of NPR’s From The Top.

Amir graduated from Harvard University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in astrophysics in 2022, where he conducted Hasty Pudding Theatricals—the oldest theater group in the United States—and was a member of both the Harvard Krokodiloes and Harvard New Music Ensemble. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2021, and his work was named one of ten “extraordinary cosmic revelations” of 2022 by CNN. Amir believes in the intersectional power of the arts and sciences; in October 2022, at the invitation of Yo-Yo Ma, he joined a panel discussion and performance at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the company of pianist Emanuel Ax, singer Imany, and head of the European Space Agency Josef Aschbacher, exploring how space and music can inspire humanistic ideals. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in piano at the New England Conservatory of Music, studying under the guidance of Professor Wha Kyung Byun.


Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel Church
185 S White Chapel Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092

 

The Dallas Morning News Presents an Evening with the Cliburn Junior

Join the Cliburn and The Dallas Morning News at Spark! Dallas for an evening of music and conversation.
RSVP is required. Reserve your seat here.

  • 5:30 p.m. Wine & Refreshments
  • 6:00 p.m. Concert by Amir Siraj, 2015 Cliburn Junior Competitor
  • 6:30 p.m. Q&A moderated by Scott Cantrell

Program

LISZT  Paganini Etude No. 5 “La Chasse”

SCHUBERT Impromptu in B-flat Major, op.142, no. 3

SCHUBERT | LISZT  “Ständchen” from Schwanengesang, D. 957

LISZT Transcendental Etude No.8, “Wilde Jagd”


ABOUT AMIR SIRAJ

A U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Amir Siraj has been a featured guest soloist with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, and has played for luminaries such as Korean President Moon Jae-in, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Queen Rania of Jordan. He is a Steinway Young Artist and an alum of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholars Program. Amir has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Wigmore Hall in London, and Millenium Park in Chicago, as well as for the GRAMMY® Salute to Classical Music at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Swiss Alps Classics in Vitznau, and JBLFest in Las Vegas. Passionate about using music for social good, he has collaborated with organizations including the National Park Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Music For Food, most recently establishing the Music For The Parks initiative with the support of NPR’s From The Top.

Amir graduated from Harvard University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in astrophysics in 2022, where he conducted Hasty Pudding Theatricals—the oldest theater group in the United States—and was a member of both the Harvard Krokodiloes and Harvard New Music Ensemble. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2021, and his work was named one of ten “extraordinary cosmic revelations” of 2022 by CNN. Amir believes in the intersectional power of the arts and sciences; in October 2022, at the invitation of Yo-Yo Ma, he joined a panel discussion and performance at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the company of pianist Emanuel Ax, singer Imany, and head of the European Space Agency Josef Aschbacher, exploring how space and music can inspire humanistic ideals. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in piano at the New England Conservatory of Music, studying under the guidance of Professor Wha Kyung Byun.


SPARK! DALLAS
1409 Botham Jean Blvd #004, Dallas, TX 75215

Happy Hour Concert with Downtown Dallas

Bring your family and friends for this casual outdoor happy hour concert with Downtown Dallas. Enjoy a short performance by 2015 Cliburn Junior competitor Amir Siraj with complimentary beer samples and water.

 


ABOUT AMIR SIRAJ

A U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Amir Siraj has been a featured guest soloist with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, and has played for luminaries such as Korean President Moon Jae-in, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Queen Rania of Jordan. He is a Steinway Young Artist and an alum of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholars Program. Amir has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Wigmore Hall in London, and Millenium Park in Chicago, as well as for the GRAMMY® Salute to Classical Music at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Swiss Alps Classics in Vitznau, and JBLFest in Las Vegas. Passionate about using music for social good, he has collaborated with organizations including the National Park Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Music For Food, most recently establishing the Music For The Parks initiative with the support of NPR’s From The Top.

Amir graduated from Harvard University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in astrophysics in 2022, where he conducted Hasty Pudding Theatricals—the oldest theater group in the United States—and was a member of both the Harvard Krokodiloes and Harvard New Music Ensemble. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2021, and his work was named one of ten “extraordinary cosmic revelations” of 2022 by CNN. Amir believes in the intersectional power of the arts and sciences; in October 2022, at the invitation of Yo-Yo Ma, he joined a panel discussion and performance at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the company of pianist Emanuel Ax, singer Imany, and head of the European Space Agency Josef Aschbacher, exploring how space and music can inspire humanistic ideals. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in piano at the New England Conservatory of Music, studying under the guidance of Professor Wha Kyung Byun.


Pegasus Plaza
1500 Main Street, Dallas, 75201

Concert and Talk with the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra

Join us for this FREE concert and conversation with 2019 Cliburn Junior Competition Third Prize winner Jiwon Yang. A short performance will be followed by a talk moderated by Nien Hsu, Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra Administrative Director. Topics will cover conservatory auditions and music major life. This event is open to the public and geared toward high school music students.

Seating is limited, RSVP is required. Reserve your ticket here.

 


ABOUT JIWON YANG, 2019 Cliburn Junior Third Prize winner

Korean pianist Jiwon Yang made her recital debut in Seoul at age 9 and her concerto debut in Kazakhstan at 13. Since then, she has won numerous prizes in North America, Europe, and her native country—including third prize at the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival. Concerto performances include collaborations with the Camerata New York, Dallas Symphony, State Academic Symphony, and Salzburg Chamber Soloist Orchestras, under the direction of such conductors as Ruth Reinhardt, Richard Owen, and Gerhardt Zimmerman. In fall 2020, Jiwon enrolled in the bachelor’s program at the Mannes School of Music on a full scholarship, under the guidance of Richard Goode and Pavlina Dokovksa. As a student, she has been presented in numerous Mannes Sounds Festival events, as well as the school’s closing concert in Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall. She previously studied with Hyoung Joon Chang in Korea, and has participated in masterclasses with John O’Connor, Pascal Roge, and Roberto Plano, among others.


DALLAS ASIAN AMERICAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
420 Maplelawn Dr, Plano, TX 75075

Free Concert at Lewisville Grand Theater

Bring your family and friends for a FREE concert featuring 2019 Cliburn Junior Piano Competition third prize winner Jiwon Yang.

This concert is free to attend but tickets are required. Reserve your ticket here.

 


ABOUT JIWON YANG, 2019 Cliburn Junior Third Prize winner

Korean pianist Jiwon Yang made her recital debut in Seoul at age 9 and her concerto debut in Kazakhstan at 13. Since then, she has won numerous prizes in North America, Europe, and her native country—including third prize at the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival. Concerto performances include collaborations with the Camerata New York, Dallas Symphony, State Academic Symphony, and Salzburg Chamber Soloist Orchestras, under the direction of such conductors as Ruth Reinhardt, Richard Owen, and Gerhardt Zimmerman. In fall 2020, Jiwon enrolled in the bachelor’s program at the Mannes School of Music on a full scholarship, under the guidance of Richard Goode and Pavlina Dokovksa. As a student, she has been presented in numerous Mannes Sounds Festival events, as well as the school’s closing concert in Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall. She previously studied with Hyoung Joon Chang in Korea, and has participated in masterclasses with John O’Connor, Pascal Roge, and Roberto Plano, among others.


LEWISVILLE GRAND THEATER
100 N Charles St, Lewisville, TX 75057

Cliburn Kids On the Road at Klyde Warren Park

This concert will take place on the Pavilion Stage at Klyde Warren Park.

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program, presented in both English and Spanish.


Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4

DEL AGUILA Conga


About Rudy Mireles-Manzano, host

Clarinetist Rodolfo “Rudy” Mireles-Manzano is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. He currently serves as the second clarinetist for the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly appears as a guest with orchestras across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An avid chamber musician, he was recently featured in a “Musician Spotlight,” a series highlighting the talents of local professional musicians, performing the Weber Clarinet Quintet with principals of the McKinney Philharmonic, as well as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival.

A passionate and charismatic teacher, Rudy is in demand as a private clarinet instructor and band clinician across the metroplex. He is certified to teach K–12 music in the state of Texas and received the TMEA Collegiate Music Educator Award. He is thrilled to begin his first year as a Cliburn in the Classroom host this fall!

About  Dzmitry Ulasiuk, piano

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music. www.dzmitryulasiuk.com


KLYDE WARREN PARK
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201

Cliburn Kids On the Road at Benbrook Library

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program.


Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4

DEL AGUILA Conga


ABOUT SARA DOAN, HOST

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sara Doan began studying piano at the age of 3 with Donna Edwards. Under her tutelage, Ms. Doan won top prizes in several state and regional competitions. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at TCU.

Ms. Doan has performed with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra (Dallas) and the North Texas Symphony Orchestra (Denton). She has presented recitals across Texas, and in Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.  In December 2010, Ms. Doan served as guest artist in the First International Piano Festival of Bogota, Colombia where she performed, taught master classes, led discussions, and served on the competition jury.

Ms. Doan has served as collaborative pianist-in-residence at Southeastern Oklahoma State and adjunct professor of piano at the University of North Texas. She maintains a private studio in the DFW area and is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College -Northwest Campus, while performing regularly with her chamber groups, Trio 8831 and Apana Trio. She also presents lectures and educational programs through the Fort Worth Music Fund and Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth.

ABOUT  Mikhail Berestnev, PIANO

Equally in demand as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Mikhail Berestnev brings to every performance the experiences of a career spanning the globe, including Australia, Ireland, Russia, Belgium, Brazil, and Spain, in addition to concert halls across the United States. Recent collaborations include solo appearances under the direction of Maestro Hector Guzman, and composer and conductor Dr. Robert Xavier Rodriguez; in chamber music with members of the Dallas Symphony; as part of the MAKE Trio; and with the Julius String Quartet.

Mr. Berestnev is artist in residence with the St. Matthews Cathedral Arts Program in Dallas, guest artist and collaborative pianist with the “Musica Nova” Ensemble at the University of Texas at Dallas, collaborative pianist at The Dallas Opera Family & Outreach Program and Texas Ballet Theater, and an artist of Cliburn in the Classroom.


BENBROOK Library
1065 Mercedes St, Benbrook, TX 76126

Cliburn Kids On the Road at Chandor Gardens

Space is limited for this concert. Save your seat here.

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program.


Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4

DEL AGUILA Conga


ABOUT Sara Doan, HOST

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sara Doan began studying piano at the age of 3 with Donna Edwards. Under her tutelage, Ms. Doan won top prizes in several state and regional competitions. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at TCU.

Ms. Doan has performed with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra (Dallas) and the North Texas Symphony Orchestra (Denton). She has presented recitals across Texas, and in Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.  In December 2010, Ms. Doan served as guest artist in the First International Piano Festival of Bogota, Colombia where she performed, taught master classes, led discussions, and served on the competition jury.

Ms. Doan has served as collaborative pianist-in-residence at Southeastern Oklahoma State and adjunct professor of piano at the University of North Texas. She maintains a private studio in the DFW area and is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College -Northwest Campus, while performing regularly with her chamber groups, Trio 8831 and Apana Trio. She also presents lectures and educational programs through the Fort Worth Music Fund and Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth.

ABOUT  DZMITRY ULASIUK, PIANO

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music. www.dzmitryulasiuk.com


Chandor Garndens
711 W Lee Ave Weatherford TX 76086

Cliburn Kids On the Road at Dallas Central Library

This concert will take place on the Fourth Floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program, presented in both English and Spanish.


Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4

DEL AGUILA Conga


ABOUT RUDY MIRELES-MANZANO, HOST

Clarinetist Rodolfo “Rudy” Mireles-Manzano is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. He currently serves as the second clarinetist for the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly appears as a guest with orchestras across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An avid chamber musician, he was recently featured in a “Musician Spotlight,” a series highlighting the talents of local professional musicians, performing the Weber Clarinet Quintet with principals of the McKinney Philharmonic, as well as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival.

A passionate and charismatic teacher, Rudy is in demand as a private clarinet instructor and band clinician across the metroplex. He is certified to teach K–12 music in the state of Texas and received the TMEA Collegiate Music Educator Award. He is thrilled to begin his first year as a Cliburn in the Classroom host this fall!

ABOUT  DZMITRY ULASIUK, PIANO

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music. www.dzmitryulasiuk.com


DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL BRANCH
1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201

Cliburn Kids On the Road at Audelia Road Library

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program, presented in both English and Spanish.


Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4

DEL AGUILA Conga


About Rudy Mireles-Manzano, host

Clarinetist Rodolfo “Rudy” Mireles-Manzano is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. He currently serves as the second clarinetist for the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly appears as a guest with orchestras across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An avid chamber musician, he was recently featured in a “Musician Spotlight,” a series highlighting the talents of local professional musicians, performing the Weber Clarinet Quintet with principals of the McKinney Philharmonic, as well as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival.

A passionate and charismatic teacher, Rudy is in demand as a private clarinet instructor and band clinician across the metroplex. He is certified to teach K–12 music in the state of Texas and received the TMEA Collegiate Music Educator Award. He is thrilled to begin his first year as a Cliburn in the Classroom host this fall!

About  Dzmitry Ulasiuk, piano

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music. www.dzmitryulasiuk.com


DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDELIA ROAD BRANCH
10045 Audelia Rd, Dallas, TX 75238

Cliburn Kids On the Road at NorthPark Center

This concert will take place in NorthCourt on Level One between Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program, presented in both English and Spanish.


Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4

DEL AGUILA Conga


About Rudy Mireles-Manzano, host

Clarinetist Rodolfo “Rudy” Mireles-Manzano is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. He currently serves as the second clarinetist for the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly appears as a guest with orchestras across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An avid chamber musician, he was recently featured in a “Musician Spotlight,” a series highlighting the talents of local professional musicians, performing the Weber Clarinet Quintet with principals of the McKinney Philharmonic, as well as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival.

A passionate and charismatic teacher, Rudy is in demand as a private clarinet instructor and band clinician across the metroplex. He is certified to teach K–12 music in the state of Texas and received the TMEA Collegiate Music Educator Award. He is thrilled to begin his first year as a Cliburn in the Classroom host this fall!

About  Dzmitry Ulasiuk, piano

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music. www.dzmitryulasiuk.com


NorthPark Center
NorthCourt on Level One between Nordstrom and Macy’s
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225

Cliburn Kids On the Road at Hampton-Illinois Library

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program, presented in both English and Spanish.


Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4

DEL AGUILA Conga


About Rudy Mireles-Manzano, host

Clarinetist Rodolfo “Rudy” Mireles-Manzano is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. He currently serves as the second clarinetist for the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly appears as a guest with orchestras across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An avid chamber musician, he was recently featured in a “Musician Spotlight,” a series highlighting the talents of local professional musicians, performing the Weber Clarinet Quintet with principals of the McKinney Philharmonic, as well as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival.

A passionate and charismatic teacher, Rudy is in demand as a private clarinet instructor and band clinician across the metroplex. He is certified to teach K–12 music in the state of Texas and received the TMEA Collegiate Music Educator Award. He is thrilled to begin his first year as a Cliburn in the Classroom host this fall!

About  Dzmitry Ulasiuk, piano

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music. www.dzmitryulasiuk.com


DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY HAMPTON-ILLINOIS BRANCH
2951 S Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 75224