Laureates of over 20 major piano competitions, Daria Kiseleva (Russia) and Dzmitry Ulasiuk (Belarus) have performed with orchestras world-wide and have appeared in some of the world’s major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. At Schmitt Music, Ulasiuk and Kiseleva will perform a mini-concert, and will then conduct a master class listening to three area piano students and offering instructive comments to improve their performance. Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to this fascinating process!
Dzmitry Ulasiuk and Daria Kiseleva are in town for a fundraising concert on Saturday evening, benefiting the International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival (Daria was a Gold Medalist at the 2016 IKOF). CLICK HERE to learn more and to get tickets for their 7:30PM concert in Arvada, CO.
Watch Daria perform Chopin’s “Estudo Op. 25”:
Daria Kiseleva debuted as a soloist with orchestra at age 10, performing Mozart Concerto No. 8. Winning First Prize of the prestigious IV BNDES International Piano Competition in 2014 brought her appearances with Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra de Experimental de Repertório, and recital series in Sala Sao Paolo and Theatre Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York, and Salle Cortot in Paris. In October 2015 she became Laureate of Marguerite Long International Piano Competition, performing with Orchestra de Chambre de Paris at Theatre of Champs Élysées. Honors include First Prize of Rotary Club International Piano Competition in Mallorca (concert series in Spain, Germany and France), performances in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Salle Gauveau (Paris), 35 Londrina Festival and Festival VII Virtuosi Gravata (Brazil), Schlern Festival (Italy), Museum of Modern Art and Foundation Oscar Americano (Sao Paolo), and Aptos Keyboard Series (Monterey Bay, California).
Daria graduated from Moscow State Gnessin College in 2010, studied at Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Andrei Diev, and since 2014 at TCU School of Music with Dr. Ungar. Other achievements include 2009 National Competition “Young talents,” Moscow, Laureate; 2011 M.Yudina International Competition, Sankt-Peterburg (Saint Petersburg?), Third Prize; 2012 Shabyt International Competition, Astana, Grand Prix; 2013 International Rubinstein Chamber Competition, Moscow, Second Prize; 2014 Jean Francaix International Piano Competition, Moscow, Second Prize. She performed in the 53th Weimar Piano Festival (2011), Oxford Philomusica Festival (2013), PianoTexas 2014 and 2016. In recognition of her endeavors in music, Daria was awarded with Sviatoslav Richter (2005) and Henrich Neuhauz (2010) Premias of Rostropovich Foundation.
Daria is the Gold Medalist in Level D (age 24-35) Solo and in the Concerto Division of the 2016 International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival (IKOF).
Watch Dzmitry perform Beethoven’s “Sonata E Minor Op. 90”:
Dzmitry Ulasiuk began piano studies professionally at age 16 in Minsk, Belarus. Within one year he made his solo debut with an all-Chopin program, and at 18 he appeared internationally in the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany. Since 1998, he has performed recitals in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, China, Japan, the USA and Costa Rica. Dzmitry has performed with orchestras world-wide including the Croatian Radio-Television Symphony, Zagreb Philharmonic, Arthur Rubinstein Symphony, Belarussian Philharmonic, “Classic-Avant-garde” Chamber Orchestra, and the Meadows Symphony in Dallas. His recordings have been broadcast on Belarussian, Croatian and Polish radio and television. He has had considerable success in competitions, notably: First Prize, 2000 National Piano Competition, Belarus; Third Prize, 2005 International Karol Szymanowski Piano Competition, Poland; First Prize 2007 Svetislav Stancic International Piano Competition, and Second Prize, 2011 Chopin International Piano Competition, USA. In 2017, Dzmitry won the 25th Fryderyck Chopin International Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, for which he will make a professional CD recording and play a recital in Carnegie Hall in 2018.
Dzmitry earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Belarus Academy of Music. In 2010, he received the TCU Lili Kraus Scholarship to study with Dr. Tamás Ungár in the Artist Diploma program. In 2016 he received the Performers Diploma from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU in Dallas, studying with Professor Joaquin Achúcarro. Dzmitry is currently a Doctoral student of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul at UNT in Denton and holds a teaching fellowship. He is the Official Staff Accompanist for IKOF, playing as many as 10 different piano concerti for semifinalists in one day.