Dmitri AtapineDMITRI ATAPINE has been described as "a splendid, elegant cellist" demonstrating "an astonishing showcase of virtuosity" and "effortless command of any stylistic device". As a soloist and recitalist, he has appeared on some of the world's foremost stages, including Zankel and Weill halls at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, and the National Auditorium of Spain, to name a few. His frequent festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Cactus Pear Music Festival, Banff, Great Mountains, Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Pacific Music Festival, with performances broadcast on radio and television in Spain, Italy, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea.

Mr. Atapine's multiple awards include top prizes at the Carlos Prieto International, the Florian Ocampo International, and the Llanes International cello competitions, as well as the Plowman International, New England International, and the Premio Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition in Florence, Italy. His recent engagements include collaborations with the Parker and St. Lawrence String Quartets, as well as Wu Han, Ani and Ida Kavafian, David Shifrin, Richard O’Neill, and Anthony McGill. In collaboration with pianist Adela H. Park, Mr. Atapine recently released a world premiere recording of Lowell Liebermann’s complete works for cello and piano on the Blue Griffin label. Other recordings can be found on the Naxos, Albany, Urtext Digital, and Bridge record labels.

Born into a family of musicians, and initiated on the cello at an early age, Mr. Atapine graduated from the Asturias Conservatory in Spain studying with Alexander Fedortchenko. He went on to earn bachelors and masters degrees from Michigan State University under the instruction of Suren Bagratuni. He completed his education with Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music, obtaining an Artist Diploma and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Since 2007 he has served as the Artistic Director of the Ribadesella Chamber Music Festival in northern Spain. Currently Mr. Atapine is the cello professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Artistic Director of the Argenta Concert Series.

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