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Event: A Tribute to Rachmaninoff

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2007

Time: 08:00 PM

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Steinway Piano Gallery

Present
A Preview of the 10th Annual Discovery Series
“A Tribute to Rachmaninoff”
featuring
Misha Dacic
Recepient of the support from Patrons of Exceptional Artists,
the presenting organization of the Miami International Piano Festival

Sunday
april 29, 2007
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Free Admission
Free will donations will be accepted to support the many artists
whose careers are launched through the Piano Festival

Limited seating please RSVP to Temple Beth Sholom Reception
305-538-7231. Mark Your Calendars Now!
May 9 – May 13
10th Annual Discovery Series
Lincoln Theater, Miami Beach
www.miamipianofest.com


PROGRAM


Schumann Arabesque Op.18

Rachmaninoff Melodie in E major The Little Island (Arr.E.Wild) Melody Op.21 No.9 (Arr.A.Volodos) Oriental Sketch Valse Op.10 No.2 in A major

Gershwin/Earl Wild Three Virtuoso Etudes based on: The man I love Fascinatin’ Rhythm I got rhythm

Liszt/Horowitz Hungarian Rhapsody No.2


Misha Dacic

After performing at the “Martha Argerich Project Festival” in 2003 in Lugano, Switzerland, Misha Dacic made his American debut at the Discovery Series of the Sixth Miami International Piano Festival. In 2004 he was featured at Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series in Chicago, followed by Gilmore Keyboard Festival Rising Stars Recital Series in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He performed at the Xavier University Classical Piano Series in Cincinnati in 2004 and 2005, at Princeton University (New Jersey) in Edna Golandsky’s Symposium, and made his New York debut at the Leschetitzky Piano Series in 2005, and in Guatemala at the Eighth Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz in Antigua. The same year Dacic performed a Horowitz Tribute concert for The Frederic Chopin Society’s Concert Series at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was re-invited to Guatemala to perform for the prestigious Mosaico Festival.

Misha Dacic was born in 1978 in the former Yugoslavia, into a family with a musical tradition. Dacic first came to public attention at age 11 when he performed with the local orchestra in his birth city. Shortly afterwards, he entered the class of Kemal Gekic at the University of Novi Sad in Yugoslavia, where he received his early training. In 1998, at the invitation of Lazar Berman, Dacic enrolled at the prestigious school for pianists in Imola, Italy, where he studied with Berman for over five years.

Dacic, a recipient of support from the Patrons of Exceptional Artists, graduated in 2006 from the University of Miami, where he pursued advanced piano studies with Frank Cooper. Dacic received the 2006 University of Miami Alumni Association Student of Distinction Award and was chosen for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities, 2005-2006 editions. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Music with Kemal Gekic at Florida International University.

Engagements in 2007 include a recital at Steinway Hall in New York City, the Tenth Anniversary of the Miami International Piano Festival in an evening of Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos, Miami International Piano Festival in Lecce – Italy, as well as concerts in Guatemala, Panama, Jamaica, Italy and Turkey.