Internationally acclaimed pianist Alexandre Dossin will perform a recital on Sunday, March 13 at Gilfry-Ducrest Auditorium at Angelle Hall on the UL campus. Dossin will perform an all-Liszt recital in celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt.

A prizewinner in several International Piano Competitions, Dossin received the First Prize and the Special Prize at the 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other awards include the Silver Medal and second Honorable Mention in the Maria Callas Grand Prix, and Third Prize and Special Prize in the Mozart International Piano Competition. Considered by Martha Argerich an “extraordinary musician” and by international critics as a “phenomenon” and “a master of contrasts,” Dossin keeps active performing, recording and teaching careers.

His CD releases include A Touch of Brazil, Verdi-Liszt Paraphrases, Kabalevsky Complete Sonatas and Sonatinas, Kabalevsky Complete Preludes, and Liszt in Russia (to be released in 2011). His recordings have been praised in reviews by Diapason, The Financial Times, Fanfare Magazine, American Record Guide, Clavier and other international publications.

The concert is as 3:00 pm with a masterclass following at 4:30. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The concert is free to UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 482-6016.

Born in Brazil where he lived until he was 19, Alexandre Dossinspent nine years studying in Moscow, Russia, before establishing residency in the United States. This background allows him to be fluent in several languages and equally comfortable in a wide range of piano repertoire.

Currently on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music, Alexandre Dossin is a graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia. He studied with and was the assistant of Sergei Dorensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Willliam Race and Gregory Allen at UT-Austin.

He has performed numerous live recitals for public radio in Texas, Wisconsin and Illinois, including returning engagements at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. Dossin has performed in over twenty countries, including international festivals in Japan, Canada, United States, Brazil and Argentina, in some occasions sharing the stage with Martha Argerich. He was a soloist with the Brazilian Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Mozarteum Symphony, São Paulo Symphony, having collaborated with renowned conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Michael Gielen, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Keith Clark and Eleazar de Carvalho.

Dossin is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Liszt Society and the President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Liszt Society. He lives in the beautiful south hills of Eugene with his wife Maria and children Sophia and Victor.  For more information, visit his website.

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