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Dallas Symphony Cellist, noted pianist to perform in free duo recital

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - Dallas Symphony Associate Principal Cellist Yuri Anshelevic and pianist Christina Long will present a duo recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive on The University of Texas at Arlington campus.

Russian-born cello virtuoso Anshelevic made his recital debut at the age of 9, and five years later earned acceptance at the famed Moscow State Conservatory. That same year he won First Prize in the Cello Division of the All-Russian Competition, which led to studies with world-famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. He has served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University and as artist-in-residence at the University of Dallas. Active as a soloist and as a chamber musician, his repertoire includes every major work written for cello.

Long is a member of the celebrated Long Duo, winners of First Prize and Best Performance of American Music Award in the 1997 Ellis Duo Competition sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. As a member of the sought-after North American piano duo, the Long sisters have performed extensively in North America and Asia. The program will consist of works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Dmitri Shostakovich. The program, sponsored by the UT Arlington Texas Cello Academy, is free and open to the public. Call (817) 272-3471 for more information.

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