Dr. James Cook
UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts, 308.865.8611

UNK- The University of Nebraska at Kearney Concerts-on-the-Platte series on Thursday, April 8, will feature Russian-born pianist Dr. Dmitri Vorobiev on piano.

Dr. Vorobiev, a native of Moscow, will perform a variety of pieces including selections by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall. The Concerts-on-the-Platte series is sponsored by the UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts.

In 1994, Dr. Vorobiev earned international attention after winning the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy. He has performed with various orchestras including the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Pretoria Chamber Orchestra, Durban Symphony, Terni Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony and Western Piedmont Symphony. He has also appeared in solo recitals throughout the United States, Israel, Russia, South Africa and Ireland.

Dr. Vorobiev attended the School of Music and the Music College of the Moscow State Conservatory. In 1996, he received his bachelor of music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and in 1998, he completed his master of music at the Manhattan School of Music. In 2007, he earned a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance at the University of Michigan School of Music.

Currently, Dr. Vorobiev serves as the assistant professor of piano at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music. He also serves on the piano faculty at the International Music Festival in Pilsen, Czech Republic.