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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, Belorussian Philharmonic, "Classic-Avant-garde" Chamber Orchestra, and the Meadows Symphony in Dallas. His recordings have been broadcast on Belorussian, Croatian and Polish radio and television and on NPR in the United States.
A winner or laureate of multiple international piano competitions, Dzmitry has experienced considerable success, including First Prize in the 2007 Svetislav Stancic International Piano Competition; 2018 Grand Winner (from a field of nearly 2,000 applicants from 88 countries), Kaleidoscope International Music Competition, Los Angeles, California; 1st Prize, 2000 National Piano Competition, Mogilev, Belarus; 2nd Prize, 2011 Chopin International Piano Competition USA, Hartford, Connecticut; 2nd Place Winner, 1999 National Piano Competition “F. Chopin in Memoriam,” Grodno, Belarus; 3rd Prize, 2005 International Karol Szymanowski Piano Competition, Lodz, Poland; 4th Prize, 2009 Bremen Piano Competition, Bremen, Germany; and 5th Prize, 2003 Emil Gilels International Piano Competition, Odessa, Ukraine. In 2017, Dzmitry won the 25th Fryderyck Chopin International Piano Competition, sponsored by the Fryderyck Chopin Society of Texas, for which he was awarded a professionally recorded CD (recently released by Centaur Records) and a recital in Carnegie Hall in 2018.
Dzmitry holds a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees, and a concert artist’s diploma from the Belarus State Academy of Music, where he studied with Professor Liudmila S. Shelomentseva. To entice him to come to the United States, he received the Lili Kraus Scholarship to study with Dr. Tamás Ungár in the Artist Diploma program at Texas Christian University. He has a Performers Diploma from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, where he studied with Professor Joaquín Achúcarro and was named a Legacy Artist of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation. Dzmitry is currently a Doctoral candidate of Piano Performance in the studio of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul at the University of North Texas, and holds a teaching fellowship. He is the Official Staff Accompanist for IKOF, playing as many as 12 different piano concerti for semifinalists in one day.