Pro Series performance promises Harmony in Motion, with Daniel Tselyakov

Pianist Daniel Tselyakov will take music lovers on an enchanting musical journey in a pro series performance on Tuesday, March 19 at Brandon University’s BU’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall.

Tsleyakov, who will be joined by flautist Nancy Hennen, will present a program titled Harmony in Motion, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tselyakov will unveil the beauty and emotional depth in a timeless and mesmerizing orchestral arrangement for piano of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe, a masterpiece inspired by an ancient Greek love story. Tselyakov will also showcase the spellbinding raw, emotional and virtuosic power of Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 7. The evening will also feature works by Debussy, Caravassilis and Haydn.

“Daniel is a remarkable musician who has graced stages across Canada, the United States and Europe, and we’re delighted to have him back in Brandon sharing his gift with us at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, said Greg Gatien, Dean of Music at BU. “He’s put together a fantastic program for us, and I know that he and Nancy, who is also an amazing musician and valued member of our faculty and community, are going to captivate our audience with a very special evening of music.”

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Daniel Tselyakov

Tselayakov begin his piano studies at the age of five under the guidance of his father, longtime BU professor and acclaimed pianist Alexander Tselyakov, and his mother, Alla Turbanova. He continued his musical growth under Dr. Michael Kim, of BU’s School of Music before going on to complete a Bachelor of Music at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, his Master of Music at Université de Montréal and his Doctoral degree in Piano and Musicology at the University of Utah. Daniel Tselyakov has earned high-profile scholarships and awards at competitions in Canada, the United States and Europe, and has performed as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Sinfonietta, the Winnipeg Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra in Mexico. He is currently the co-Artistic Director of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival.

Hennen, also a widely admired and sought-after performer, was principal flautist with the Symphony Hamilton for five years and has appeared with the symphony orchestras of Niagara, Windsor and Thunder Bay. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University, a Master’s in Chamber Music Performance from McGill University, and a Master of Arts in Music Criticism from McMaster University. In addition to being an active chamber musician, Hennen is the President of the Brandon Chamber Players Board of Directors. She has also been teaching flute as a member of the School of Music’s faculty for more than 10 years.

Admission for Tuesday’s performance is $20 at the door for adults, and free for BU students and Conservatory of Music students.

The School of Music gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Manitoba Arts Council.

Please note that seating in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall is limited and that programs are subject to change. For an up-to-date listing of pro series and student performances, please visit Please contact the School of Music at with any accessibility considerations.


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