Professor of Cello
Department(s)Instrumental Studies, Strings
Cellist Eugene Osadchy is hailed for 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 writes he is "a soloist with a clearly defined musical personality" and is 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", wrote the New York Sun.
Currently Professor of Cello at the University of North Texas, Eugene Osadchy is a principal cellist with the Plano Symphony and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra.
Eugene Osadchy regularly performs and gives master classes throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, 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, Alaska, Chamber Music International in Dallas, Strings in the Mountains at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and at the International Niagara Music Festival in Canada.
Mr. Osadchy 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, NY and Maui Music Festivals.
Born in Kiev to a family of professional musicians, Eugene Osadchy started his musical education at the age of five on the piano and a year later on the cello. After graduating from The Special Music School for Talented and Gifted Children, he continued his education at the Kiev State Conservatory of Music and graduated with honors. Mr. Osadchy became a Laureate of the Republic of Ukraine Cello Competition.
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 more than 100 arrangements 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. A second CD of German Lieder "Nacht und Träume" (with Anastasia Markina, piano) has been released in 2014.