Young Artist winner to perform at UAM


MONTICELLO — Virtuoso cellist Tavi Ungerleider, the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs’ Young Artist winner, will appear in concert at the University of Arkansas at Monticello at 7 p.m. Thursday in the UAM Fine Arts Center.

Ungerleider will be accompanied by pianist Carlos Avila, winner of the San Francisco Pianist’s Competition, the International Sorantin Competition, and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition at New York’s Juilliard School.

Ungerleider has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician across the United States, Asia, Europe and South America, including solo performances with the Thayer Symphony, Waltham Philharmonic, Concord Symphony, Wellesley Symphony, Brockton Symphony, and the New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic.

He has appeared at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Issac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre, Jordan Hall, and Symphony Hall. A frequent performer on National Public Radio, Ungerleider recently collaborated with Michael Tilson Thomas for a television series entitled “Masterclass” that is currently on HBO and PBS.

Most recently, Ungerleider appeared in the Kennedy Center’s “Conservatory Project,” the Juilliard School’s “ChamberFest,” and as cellist for Aspen Festival’s annual faculty Beethoven Series.

Ungerleider was awarded the top prize from the 2013 Koussevitsky Young Artist Awards, the 2012 International Crescendo Music Awards, and from competitions hosted by the Harvard MusicalAssociation, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition of New England.

Admission is free and open to the public. The concert is being sponsored by the UAM Division of Music, the Monticello Music Club, the Pine Bluff Musical Coterie, the SEARK Concert Association and Judge Clifton Bond.

For more information, contact the UAM Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.