Judges

Robin Korevaar

Clarinetist Robin Korevaar is equally at home in orchestral, chamber, and solo venues. Praised for her warm sound and musicianship, she has performed with the Colorado, Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans, East Texas, and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestras, the Dallas Opera, and Dallas Wind Symphony (recording twice with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra). A member of the Plano and Irving Symphony Orchestras, Robin also performs with the Windsong Trio. Engagements abroad include the Afghanistan National Institute of Music/American Embassy (ANIM, in Kabul), Amare Consort Festival (Netherlands), and Music Center Japan concerts (Tokyo/Ashiya). Her teachers include Steve Cohen, Andy Crisanti, and Howard Klug. She has a passion for mountain and folk music, and also plays piano, guitar, dulcimer, and whistles.

Robin has established an excellent reputation through 25+ years of teaching students from 10-70 years of age in public and private schools and in home studios. Her instructional style focuses on artistic excellence and personal development. Robin includes music theory and history, small ensemble skills, and performance psychology work in her studio. Her degrees in music therapy and social work, and experience with Alexander Technique and endurance sports, add depth to her instructional style.

Robin has presented and/or taught at the Texas Clarinet Colloquium (TAMU-Commerce), Allen Clarinet Solutions, Flute Fire, Metropolitan State (Denver), the Colorado Clarinet Days and Music in the Mountains festivals. Signature presentations include “How to keep your focus when losing your cool,” useful for musicians and non-musicians in performance and presentation work, and “Live from Kabul,” an exploration of culture and learning styles. Robin mentors students and instructors of various instruments through her connections from ANIM, and as as a Teach to Learn instructor.

Improving the mind-body connection has transformed many of Robin’s students. In 2017-2018, Robin is augmenting the progressive relaxation, body mapping, meditation, and journaling tools she uses with certification in Alexander Technique and Yoga Instruction. These adjunctive methods ease communication and performance, on and off the instrument, connecting people of all ages with their inner voice and power

To learn more about Robin please visit her homepage: https://dallasacademyofmusic.com/team/robin-korevaar

Rezeda Raskiewicz

An operatic soprano Rezeda Raskiewicz began her musical studies in Kazan, Russia at the age of 5. She received her Bachelor of Choral Conducting from the College of Music and Master in Choral Conducting from Kazan University of Culture and Arts.

From 1997 to 2014 Ms. Raskiewicz performed over 1,900 performances with the Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Kazan, Russia.  Her performances included, among others: “Boris Godunov”, “Le nozze di Figaro", "Don Giovanni", "Carmen", "Aida", "La Traviata", "Turandot", "Nabucco", "Il Trovatore"," “Requiem", "Porgy and Bess", "Madame Butterfly". Concurrently from 1998 to 2014 performed with the European Travel Troupe, and toured the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Spain, and Portugal.

Additional positions have included Supervisor of Troupe at Kazan State Conservatory, Lecturer in the Choral Music Department University of Culture and Arts in Kazan, Director of Youth Vocal Ensemble and Soprano Soloist with the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Kazan.

Ms. Raskiewicz moved to the DFW area in 2014. From 2015 through 2017 she sang in Dallas Symphony Chorus, also giving solo performances at the Crow Library, Courtyard Theatre and Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. She is currently teaching voice and piano at her private studio in Richardson, TX.

To learn more about Rezeda please visit her homepage: http://www.canyoncreekmusicstudio.com/about/ 

Eugene Osadchy 

Cellist Eugene Osadchy is hailed as having "the most refined and balanced string playing" by the New York Times and has been called "a paragon of Russian élan" by the Vancouver Sun. Newsday described him as "a soloist with a clearly defined musical personality" and was noted for his "extraordinary playing" by the Dallas Morning News. "Mr. Osadchy possesses a very rich tone and is steeped in the great classical tradition. It is good to know that there are ardent keepers of the flame." The New York Sun. 
Currently Professor of Cello at the University of North Texas, Eugene Osadchy regularly performs and gives master classes throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and South Africa. He has performed at the Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center, and the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. In addition, Mr. Osadchy makes frequent appearances at the Bargemusic series in New York, the Autumn Classic series in Anchorage. He has participated in numerous music festivals around the world including the Amsterdam and Groningen International Festivals in Holland, the Stellenbosch International Music Festival in South Africa, Music at Blair Athol in Scotland, the Castel Franko di Veneto Festival in Italy, the Mozart Festival in Woodstock, Illinois, as well as Vancouver, Victoria, Banff, Seattle, Sitka, Durango, the Mozart Festival in Long Island and Maui Music Festivals.

Other musical credits of Mr. Osadchy include recordings with the CBC Radio Orchestra which have received numerous Juno awards - the Canadian equivalent of the Grammies. He has composed two film scores and has several CD’s on the Melodia label featuring his own compositions and arrangements. Mr. Osadchy has arranged more than 100 compositions for various cello ensembles. Since 2000, Eugene Osadchy has presented his annual Summer Cello Clinic in Dallas ,TX.
Eugene Osadchy has won critical acclaim for his recently released CD "Russian Romances" with pianist Anastasia Markina. Second CD of German Lieder "Nacht und Traume" (with Anastasia Markina, piano) has been released in 2014.

 To learn more about Robin please visit his homepage: https://www.eugene-osadchy.com/

Domi Oh

 

Dr. Domi Oh is committed educator who has taught piano for more than 25 years.  She continues to work with a wide range of students sharing her love of music and passion for artistic excellence most recently as part of a large independent studio she has developed over the past nine years in North Texas. 

Dr. Oh received her doctorate degree in piano pedagogy from Texas Tech University where she was a student of Dr. Lora Deahl.  She also holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea.

During her academic years, Dr. Oh earned numerous scholarships and awards for her academic achievements and performances. One the highlights of her time at Texas Tech came in 2007 when she was the winner of the Texas Tech Concerto Soloist Competition which resulted in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the university orchestra. 

As a performer, Dr. Oh has brought her musical talents to a diverse array of large ensembles including the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Lubbock, the Texas Tech Opera and the Texas Tech Wind Ensemble.  She also has extensive experience in a wide variety of chamber music settings.

As a piano pedagogue, Dr. Oh has given presentations and  lecture recitals at the Texas Music Teachers Association, College Music Society, Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy, and Lubbock Music Teachers Association.  Her publications on the Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3, Piano Pedagogy Programs in the United States and Teaching Piano through Chamber Music have appeared in the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy Symposium and International Piano in Korea.  As an international artist and teacher, Dr. Oh has performed and taught in both the United States and in South Korea including guest artist lectures and recitals at Chung-Ang University, Myong-Ji University, Baek-Seok university, West Texas A&M University, University of Mary, Bismarck state college, Wayland Baptist University and Texas Tech. 

Dr. Oh has served as an adjunct professor at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock and Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX, and a faculty member of Academy of Performing Arts in Plano. She lives in Plano, Texas with her husband and their two children.

Elena Zyl
 Elena Zyl, known for her versatility, imagination, and sensitive musicality, is a passionate and devoted advocate of collaborative piano and chamber music, and a piano teacher.  She has given recitals with instrumentalists throughout the United States, as well as Japan, Germany, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Belarus.


Born in Minsk, Belarus, Elena made her recital debut at the age of ten. She graduated from the Special Music School for Gifted Children in Minsk and the Belarusian Academy of Music with a Master of Music in Piano Performance.

 

Her duets with string players, woodwind, vocalists and other instrumentalists gave her a reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and a collaborative artist. In addition, she received multiple awards as the best accompanist in several competitions for young talented artists including Tchaikovsky International competition.

 

Elena Zyl has served as an official stuff collaborative pianist for many prestigious festivals and competitions such as The Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport, LA (since 2007), Lev Aronson Legacy Festival, Dallas, TX (  2013, 2014 ), The Cooper International Competition, Oberiln, OH , UNT Flute festival, Denton TX (2012, 2013) , The Dallas International Piano Competition ( 2017,2018) and many more.

 

Elena regularly performs in a piano duo with her husband, Andrey Ponochevny, internationally acclaimed pianist.

 

Prior to settling in the Dallas area, Elena was a piano faculty member at the Belarusian Academy of Music.

Deborah Anne Driscoll

Specialty - Music education, customized group curriculum and/or private lessons for voice,

songwriting, piano, guitar, recording skills and song production.

Education - Songwriting Certificate,

Berkeley School of Music

Experience - Private Music Teacher

Multiple instruments

2008 to present

Montessori Music Teacher

All ages group classes

2010 to 2013

Creative/Entertainment Director

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival

2012 - present

Musician

Multiple instruments

2001 - present

Front woman, The Moment

Before, 2014 - present

 

To learn more about Deborah please visit her homepage:  https://www.reverbnation.com/debdriscoll

Wally Tuchardt

Wally Tuchardt has been a musician for 41 years. He started playing electric bass guitar at the age of 14 and after a few lessons, he was encouraged by some bandmates and teachers to explore jazz as they saw he had creative potential and skill.  He began playing professionally at the age of 18 and after college, balanced 2 careers as an automobile claim adjuster for State Farm Insurance and a reputable bassist in the Chicago music scene.  Along the way, he acquired and grew to love the upright/acoustic bass in order to play more traditional jazz.  His favorite genres to play and listen to are R&B, funk, traditional and progressive jazz……….basically anything that has a solid groove J

 

Even though he has moved around the country with his State Farm career a few times, Wally has always maintained some level of participation in music be it in a worship/praise band, community college big band, small combo or attending live music events especially with really good bass players and drummers.

 

Wally is a Technology Manager at State Farm in Richardson, TX and is glad to be a part of this event!

 

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