The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital featuring cellist Dmitri Atapine on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. Atapine has garnered praise for his a “warm vividly coloristic touch on the cello and seemingly effortless command of any stylistic device” (Lucid Culture). He will perform with pianist Hye-yeon Park, a fellow graduate of the School of Music with whom he recorded a critically-acclaimed CD for Urtext Digital, a label distributed by Naxos.
The program will open with Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, Op, 70, and will continue with Ezra Laderman’s Fantasy for Solo Cello from 1998. The second half of the program features Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1, and Chopin’s Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor, Op. 65.
First Prize winner of the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition and Grand Prize winner of the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, Dmitri Atapine has been described as “a splendid, elegant cellist” (MundoClasico) demonstrating “an astonishing showcase of virtuosity” (La Journada). He has appeared on some of the world’s foremost stages, including Carnegie Hall and the National Auditorium of Spain. Mr. Atapine’s many festival appearances include Cactus Pear (Tex.), Miguel Bernal (Mexico), Aldeburgh (England), Great Mountains (South Korea), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and Music@Menlo (Calif.) as a performer and chamber music coach. For the past three seasons he served as the artistic director of Ribadesella Chamber Music Festival in northern Spain. As a soloist, Mr. Atapine has appeared with the Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Leon Symphony Orchestra, Arche Chamber Orchestra, and the Michigan State and Yale University Orchestras. In June of 2010 he will perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Asturias Symphony Orchestra. His debut CD of cello showpieces in collaboration with pianist Hye-yeon Park was released to critical acclaim on the Urtext Digital label. Mr. Atapine has studied with Alexander Fedortchenko at the Asturias Conservatory, Suren Bagratuni at Michigan State University, and most recently Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music. Mr. Atapine is an assistant professor of cello at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is also a cellist with the Argenta Piano Trio. www.atapine.com.
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