Daniel Tselyakov, Piano, Host

Daniel Tselyakov in recital, January 22 and January 27

Daniel Tselyakov has won numerous scholarships, trophies and awards, including the McLellan Competition, Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Competition, Manitoba Arts Council Award, Oberlin Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award, President’s Brandon University Scholarship, the National Canadian Music Competition, Federation of Music Festivals, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Young Player Award. Born into a musical family in 1992, Daniel began his piano studies at the age of five with his father, pianist Alexander Tselyakov, Professor of Piano at Brandon University. Daniel studied for two years at Brandon University with Michael Kim and Alexander Tselyakov. Currently he is studying at Oberlin Conservatory with Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow. He also participated in master classes with Marc Durand, Sergei Babayan, Marc Andrew Hamelin, Robert McDonald, André Laplante, Robert Shannon, Edna Golansky and Julian Martin. By the age of 14, Daniel had performed Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 as a soloist with the Penderecki String Quartet and a world première performance of Canadian composers Jim Hiscott’s “Amador” and Randolph Peters’ “Intrada” and “Intrada Double Trio” for two pianos, two violins and two cellos. He made a remarkable impression as the youngest musician ever to be invited as a guest artist with the prestigious Virtuosi Concert Series, and as soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Liszt “Piano Concerto No.2″ and Rachmaninov Concerto No 2, Adagio), Canadian Sinfonietta (Saint-Saëns’s” The Carnival of the Animals”), Winnipeg Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Bach Concertos) and San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) with Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini and Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2. Daniel Tselyakov has performed in collaboration with numerous distinguished musicians including Alexander Tselyakov, Michael Kim, Jamie Parker, and James Ehnes. Daniel has been accepted with a full scholarship for the prestigious Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artist International Program at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. In April 2014 he will have his debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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