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UNR music professor Dmitri Atapine to join prestigious program

atapine-2014Reno Gazette-Journal

University of Nevada, Reno cello professor Dmitri Atapine is one of eight musicians chosen from hundreds of applicants to participate in a three-year residency with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program in New York.

Every three years, the Society’s CMS Two program welcomes tomorrow’s most important chamber music ensembles and individuals from around the world to join the group during its performances on stage, on tour and on recordings.

The visiting musicians also take part in numerous educational activities. MORE

Published June 26, 2014
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Cellist Dmitri Atapine ’10DMA to join CMS Two

Atapine-DmitriCellist Dmitri Atapine ’10DMA was appointed to the prestigious CMS Two program at Lincoln Center, it was announced April 23. Atapine was one of eight new young artists-in-residence selected by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to join the CMS Two roster for the 2015–16 season.

The CMS Two program is a three-year residency offers the finest young musicians the opportunity to participate in every facet of Lincoln Center’s activity, including the New York concert season in Alice Tully Hall, the Rose Studio, and the Kaplan Penthouse. In addition, the performers take part in national and international residencies, tours, radio broadcasts, and recording. The artists are given billing alongside the seasoned colleagues on the intergenerational, critically acclaimed roster curated by CMS artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han. Atapine and the other seven winners were selected from an international pool of 237 applicants, of which 41 performed live as part of the audition process. MORE

Published April 30, 2014
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Dmitri Atapine and Adela Hyeyeon Park record music of Liebermann

Dmitri Atapine ’05MMA, ’06AD, ’10DMA and Adela Hyeyeon Park ’05MM, ’06AD  have released a world-premiere recording of complete music for cello and piano by the American composer Lowell Liebermann.

This marks the very first recording of all but one of the sonatas, and it is the first recording where all the works appear together. The critically-acclaimed duo worked closely with the composer before recording the CD, which was released on Blue Griffin Recording with distribution through Albany.

Atapine and Park are both on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno. Atapine is a professor of cello, and Park was recently appointed as a full-time piano professor.

While at Yale, Atapine studied with Aldo Parisot, and Park studied with Peter Frankl. Dmitri Atapine also is the founder and artistic director of a new concert series at UNR, the Argenta Concert Series.

Published October 12, 2012
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Duo Atapine-Park Wins Second Prize at Vittorio Gui Competition

On February 19th, 2011 cellist Dmitri Atapine (’10 DMA, ’06 AD, ’05 MMA) and pianist Adela Hyeyeon Park (’05 MM, ’06 AD) received the Second Prize at the prestigious Premio Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition in Florence, Italy. The event is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.

The Duo Atapine-Park competed with over 40 ensembles comprising duos, trios, string quartets, and piano quintets from all over the globe.  In the competition’s three rounds, they performed works by Beethoven, Barber, Jalbert, Martinu, Stravinsky, and Rachmaninoff. The Duo’s final appearance at the Winners Concert was broadcast from the Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino on the RAI Radio Italia.

Dr. Atapine and Ms. Park have been playing together as a duo since they started their studies in 2003 at the Yale School of Music, where they were mentored by Aldo Parisot and Peter Frankl, respectively. Since then, they have performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. In the fall of 2009 the duo released a CD on the Urtext Digital label distributed by Naxos, and just a few weeks ago their performance at the Chicago Cultural Center was broadcast live on WFMT.

Dr. Atapine is currently the cello professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and Ms. Park is a doctoral candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, where she studies with Yong Hi Moon.

Ms. Park will be featured in the New Music New Haven concert on March 24th, when she will perform Ezra Laderman’s Piano Sonata No. 2.

For more information, please visit www.premiogui.it.

Published February 22, 2011
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Cellist Dmitri Atapine presents February 11 recital

DMA recital features Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Laderman

atapine_2cThe 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.

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Published January 22, 2010
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Cellist Dmitri Atapine earns awards, faculty appointment

Dmitri AtapineDmitri Atapine ’05MMA, ’06AD has been appointed to the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno. Beginning in September, Atapine will be Assistant Professor of Cello. In the past year he has also been awarded the Top Prize and the Yamaha Corporation Special Prize at the Spanish National Cello Competition.

The First Prize winner at the 2004 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition (Mexico), Mr. Atapine has since been recognized as an exciting cellist and accomplished chamber musician.  MORE

Published May 4, 2009
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