Odyssiad® - "A Journey to the Performance of a Lifetime"
Dzmitry Ulasiuk is a splendid pianist, emerging on the American scene after winning over audiences in Europe with his ferocious technical skills yet quietly refined ability to coax every detail, every note, every lyrical phrase out of the keyboard. Dzmitry has a zest for life that transfers into musical panache. Soft-spoken and humble, he has a fast-growing reputation for electrifying performances, prodigious technique, and evocative interpretations particularly of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Scriabin. His debut CD of Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff works was recently released by Centaur Records, and he will record a second CD of all-Scriabin piano music in July of 2019. He has amazed audiences since 1998, performing solo recitals in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Belarus, Estonia, and Croatia as well as in China, Japan, Spain, Costa Rica and the United States. Dzmitry has performed with orchestras such as the Croatian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, and CNT Split Orchestra, the National Odessa Philharmonic, the Arthur Rubinstein Symphony, Belorusian Philharmonic Orchestra, "Classic-Avantegard" Chamber Orchestra, and the Meadows Symphony in Dallas, Texas.
Dzmitry was raised in an environment of classical music performance in Minsk, Belarus. Within one year of professional studies at the State Academy of Music, he made his solo debut with an all-Chopin program in his hometown. A year later, he appeared internationally in the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany, performing Beethoven's Symphony #7 as arranged for piano solo by Franz Liszt. A winner or laureate of multiple international piano competitions, Dzmitry has experienced considerable success, including Grand Prize Winner, 2017 25th Fryderyck Chopin International Piano Competition, Corpus Christi, Texas; 2018 Grand Winner (from a field of nearly 2,000 applicants from 88 countries), Kaleidoscope International Music Competition, Los Angeles, California; Gold Medal, 2019 Vienna International Music Competition; 2019 1st Place Winner, Turzno I International V National Chopin Piano Competition; First Prize in the Svetislav Stancic International Piano Competition in 2007; 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.
Dzmitry holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, 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.