Hart Community Performing Arts Series presents pianist Dominic Cheli Nov. 19.

November 11, 2021

Hart Community Performing Arts Series presents pianist Dominic Cheli Nov. 19.

HART — The Hart Community Performing Arts Series will present pianist Dominic Cheli Friday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Public Schools auditorium. 

The auditorium is located in the Hart Middle School at 308 W. Johnson St. Tickets for $15 will be available at the door.

Dominic Cheli’s playing has been described as “spontaneous yet perfect, the best of how a young person can play.” (Symphony Magazine). His rapidly advancing career included his Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut with legendary conductor Valery Gergiev where Dominic was described as “mesmerizing, (he) transfixed the audience…his fingers were one with each key.” (LA Times). 

He gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2019 and has had a busy performing and recording career ever since. He recently recorded his second CD on the Naxos label of the music of Liszt/Schubert and a third CD of the music of Erwin Schulhoff on the Delos Label featuring his collaboration on Piano Concerto No. 2 with Maestro James Conlon. He also recently completed work as a composer, audio editor and performer on the documentary Defying Gravity (2021). 

A native of St. Louis, Dominic has performed with orchestras across the country and abroad. Dominic recently debuted at several major festivals across the United States including the Ravinia Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Virginia Arts Festival. 

In July 2017, Cheli’s first album, featuring the music of Muzio Clementi and released by Naxos, was hailed as “definitive performances that match splendid playing with an appreciation of Clementi’s diverse, classically based style.” Also in 2017, Dominic was named first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City. 

With a fascination and appreciation for the benefits of technology especially in our new virtual age, Dominic was appointed “LIVE Director” of Tonebase Piano in 2021. As a result, he is the host and presenter of numerous virtual lectures, performances and workshops each month to the 4,000 or more subscribers on the platform. His mission is to share personal knowledge and invite guests to democratize high-level music education, allowing everyone to learn from and be inspired by the best. Committed to engaging with his surrounding community, Dominic regularly performs at high schools, retirement homes, and gives both masterclasses and lectures for his younger audiences. 

The Hart Community Performing Arts Series is presented by the Hart Community Performing Arts Association, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For further information on this concert or others in the 2021–2022 season, visit hartseries.org on the web or contact Artistic Director, Tom Kirk at [email protected].

 

 

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