Daniel Veis, visiting assistant professor of music/cello at Park University's International Center for Music, who is widely recognized as the finest cellist from the Czech Republic since winning first prize at the 1976 Prague Spring International Competition and the silver medal at the prestigious 1978 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, will perform a recital concert on Saturday, March 30. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University's Parkville Campus.
The recital, which is a part of the University's International Center for Music 2012-13 Concert Series, will feature Veis performing the following pieces:
--- "Sonata in D Major for Cello and Piano" (BWV 1028), by Johann Sebastian Bach
--- "Sonata in E Minor, Op 38, for Cello and Piano," by Johannes Brahms
--- "Duetto for Two Cellos in D Major," by Gioacchino Antonio Rossini
--- "Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19, for Cello and Piano," by Sergei Rachmaninoff
He will be accompanied by pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, coordinator of music collaboration at Park, and cellist Dana Rath, a 13-year-old student of Veis' from Lawrence, Kan.
Born in Prague and a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, Veis has performed regularly since 1979 as a reliable soloist with a number of major orchestras around the world. His repertoire is substantial and includes a number of contemporary compositions. In 1989, he became a guest soloist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of international Rosamunde Trio (with violinist Ben Sayevich, a professor of music/violin at Park University, along with pianist Martino Tirimo).
Admission to the concert is $15 for the general public; $10 for senior citizens (age 60 and older); and $5 for children (age 12 and under). Park University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Park ID. To purchase tickets in advance, call (816) 584-6202 before 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
The next event in the International Center for Music's 2012-13 Concert Series will be the ICM Student Showcase Concert on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. The concert, which will highlight the University's exceptionally gifted artists, will also include performances from ICM graduates and former students of Park's Youth Conservatory for Music.
The International Center for Music at Park University was established to foster the exchange of master teacher/performers, renowned young musicians and programs from countries across the globe. The education of emerging musicians is at the philosophical core of the Center's mission and the quality of that training crucial to great artistry. The focus of the Center is on piano and strings performance. Ingrid Stolzel is the director of the ICM. For more information about the International Center for Music, contact Stolzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6484, or visit www.park.edu/icm.
Please note: Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University's Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.