2019 Cello Day
Welcome, cello enthusiasts of all ages! Be sure to attend our 2019 event for the opportunity to participate in workshops, a masterclass, and a performance – not to mention meeting others who love the cello.This is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills as a cellist, meet others who share your musical interests, and learn new repertoire.
This year’s special guest artist is internationally recognized cellist, Professor Eugene Osadchy, currently of the prestigious University of North Texas. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our 2019 event. Participants will be captivated not only by his personal story, but also by his mastery and love of the instrument.
Performances will be given by U of A cello professor Dominic Na, the U of A Cello Ensemble, the Cello Day Ensemble, and special guest artist Eugene Osadchy. This is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills as a cellist, meet others who share your musical interests, and learn new repertoire.
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|Eligibility||Cellists of all ages, especially high school, junior high and middle school cellists and students from other colleges looking to further their knowledge of the cello.|
|Dates:||Saturday, March 9, 2019|
|Times:||9:00 am – 4:00 pm [See schedule below for details.]|
Music Building Room 335 (Choir Room), U of A Campus, Fayetteville
Click here for maps, directions, and parking information.
$25 for registration and payment received by February 22, 2019.
$40 after February 22 and at the door.
Click here to register and pay online. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card accepted. NOTE: Registration requires establishing an account. Please be sure the account contact is the parent or guardian, and the student is listed as a child on the adult’s account. This will help ensure that the appropriate information (age, school, instrument, etc.) is collected for each participant.
Event registration deadline is March 6, 2019.
|Cancellation/Refund Policy:||Refunds are not available; however, substitutions are welcome at any time.|
|9:15 – 9:45am||Program Check-in||Music Bldg – Rm 335|
|9:45 – 10:00am||Welcome||Music Bldg – Rm 335|
|10:00 – 10:50am||Teaching Session 1: Cello Basics with Prof. E. Osadchy||Music Bldg|
|11:00 – 11:50am||Teaching Session 2: Masterclass with Prof. E. Osadchy OR Skills/Techniques Class with Prof. Na||Music Bldg|
|12:00 – 12:50pm||Lunch (included in registration fee)||Brough Dining Hall|
|1:00 – 1:50pm||Teaching Session 3: Masterclass with Prof. E. Osadchy OR Small Ensemble Reading Class with Prof. Na||Music Bldg|
|2:00 – 2:50pm||Teaching Session 4: Preparation & Rehearsal with Faculty and UA Cello Ensemble||Music Bldg|
|3:00 – 3:50pm||Sound Check||Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall|
Concert Hall Doors Open to Public
Closing Concert & Remarks
Dominic K. Na was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a musical family: his father is a luthier and his mother is a violinist. Dominic attended several prestigious music schools. In Russia, he attended the Central Music School for Talented and Gifted Children under the supervision of St. Petersburg State Conservatory—alumni of the school include such notable composers as Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. His education in music continued at the Konservatorium of Vienna, Austria, and at the Musikhochschule Luebeck with one of the world’s finest cellists, Lynn Harrell. Dominic holds a konzertenexamendegree, the highest musical arts performance degree in Germany. His study pattern didn’t stop there; he also studied chamber music with Miguel Da Silva, the founder of Ysaÿe quartet, as well as earning an Artist Diploma with celebrated artists such as Andres Diaz, Eugene Osadchy, and Christopher Adkins in the United States.
Since his debut as a soloist in the age of 13 with the St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russia, Dominic has performed worldwide, accompanying some of the world’s most talented musicians and performing with a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras, not to mention his solo performances. He performed at many historical performing venues in Europe, such as Bolshoi Philharmonia Hall, Kappela Hall in Russia, KonzerthausWien, Boesendorfer Hall in Austria, Smetana Hall in Czech Republic, and the Brahms Institute in Germany.
Dominic has taught cello at the University of Arkansas since Spring of 2017. He is a founder of Dolcelli, the University Cello Ensemble, and director of Young Artist String Camp. His extensive experience allows him to cater to students of all levels and of all walks of life as he helps them achieve their full potential on the instrument. Dominic loves spending time reading chamber music with his violinist wife, Eun Seo Park, who is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Texas at Austin
Eugene Osadchy is hailed as having “the most refined and balanced string playing” by theNew York Times and has been called “a paragon of Russian élan” by the Vancouver Sun. Newsdaywrites he is “a soloist with a clearly defined musical personality” and is noted for his”extraordinary playing” by the Dallas Morning News. “Mr. Osadchy possesses a very rich tone and is steeped in the great classical tradition. It is good to know that there are ardent keepers of the flame.” The New York Sun.
Currently Professor of Cello at the University of North Texas, Eugene Osadchy is a principal cellist with the Plano Symphony and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. He is also the Artistic Advisor of the Vetta Chamber Music Series in Vancouver, Canada.
Eugene Osadchy regularly performs and gives master classes throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. He has performed at the Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center, and the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. In addition, Mr. Osadchy makes frequent appearances at the Bargemusic series in New York, the Autumn Classic series in Anchorage, Alaska, Chamber Music International in Dallas, Strings in the Mountains at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and at the International Niagara Music Festival in Canada.
Mr. Osadchy has also performed in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. He has participated in numerous music festivals around the world including the Amsterdam and Groningen International Festivals in Holland, the Stellenbosch International Music Festival in South Africa, Music at Blair Athol in Scotland, the Castel Franko di Veneto Festival in Italy, the Mozart Festival in Woodstock, Illinois, as well as Vancouver, Victoria, Banff, Seattle, Sitka, Durango, the Mozart Festival in Long Island, NY and Maui Music Festivals.
Born in Kiev to a family of professional musicians, Eugene Osadchy started his musical education at the age of five on the piano and a year later on the cello. After graduating from The Special Music School for Talented and Gifted Children, he continued his education at the Kiev State Conservatory of Music and graduated with honors. Mr. Osadchy became a Laureate of the Republic of Ukraine Cello Competition.
Other musical credits of Mr. Osadchy include recordings with the CBC Radio Orchestra which have received numerous Juno awards – the Canadian equivalent of the Grammies. He has composed two film scores and has several CD’s on the Melodia label featuring his own compositions and arrangements. Mr. Osadchy has more then 100 arrangements for various cello ensembles. Since 2000, Eugene Osadchy has presented his annual Summer Cello Clinic.
Eugene Osadchy has won critical acclaim for his recently released CD “Russian Romances” with pianist Anastasia Markina. Second CD of German Lieder “Nacht und Traume” (with Anastasia Markina, piano) has been released in 2014.