The critics’ praise has been consistently high: “Impeccable technique, virtuosity of the highest level, every single phrase was thought through- simply fantastic!”
Those words of praise are for Dzmitry Ulasiuk, the pianist who will help kickoff the The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Concert Series with “A Chopin Affair,” on Tuesday, December 5 at the Sky Tower Club located inside the 17th floor of the Chase Neuhaus Tower in McAllen. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a wine and heavy hor d’oeuvres reception followed by the evening’s performance starting promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Born and raised in the city of Minsk, Belarus, Dzmitry started his piano studies professionally at age 16. Within one year he made his solo debut with an all-Chopin program in his hometown. Since then, he has had considerable success in competitions including Second Prize in the 2011 Chopin International Piano Competition, USA and won First Prize in the 25th Fryderyck Chopin International Piano Competition held in Corpus Christi, Texas this January. He is currently a Doctoral student of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul at the University of North Texas in Denton, where he also holds a teaching fellowship.
The Valley Symphony Orchestra season holds two chamber concerts in addition to their six-concert symphonic season. Tickets for the Chamber Concert are currently on sale through www.valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO Box Office at 956-661-1615.