Assistant professor recognized as outstanding chamber musician

Dmitri Atapine awarded three-year residency with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

6/4/2014 | By: Annie Conway  |

University of Nevada, Reno cello professor Dmitri Atapine has recently been announced as one of eight musicians chosen for a three-year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a member of the prestigious CMS Two program beginning in 2015.

The CMS Two program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is one of the most reputable and highly competitive classical music programs in the nation. The program received more than 200 candidates from around the world. The program will give Atapine the opportunity to perform alongside some of the most distinguished musicians in New York and across the United States.

"I am thrilled and ecstatic to be joining the roster of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a member of CMS Two," Atapine said. "This incredible opportunity leads to collaborations with some of the most amazing musicians in the world, many of them long-time personal idols. To learn from them and to perform alongside them has always been a personal dream."

Atapine has been at the University of Nevada, Reno as a cello professor in the College of Liberal Arts' School of the Arts since 2009 and serves as the Artistic Director of the Argenta Concert Series. Born in Russia into a family of musicians, his passion for music started at an early age. He moved to Spain in 1992 where he studied with Alexander Fedortchenko. He then traveled to the United States where he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan State University with Suren Bagratuni. Atapine completed his studies under cellist Aldo Parisot at Yale University School of Music where he earned an artist diploma and a doctor of musical arts degree.

Some of his many international accomplishments include being awarded top prizes at the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition in Mexico and the Vittorio Gui Chamber Music Competition in Italy. As a member of CMS Two, Atapine will be able to continue to perform on prestigious stages across the United States.

"I am so happy that this opportunity will enable me to share my life-long passion for chamber music with a wider audience at some of the leading venues in the country."

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