The University City Symphony Orchestra with soloist Oscar Buriek from Argentina
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The University City Symphony Orchestra (UCSO), under the baton of Maestro Leon Burke III, will launch its 49th season with a free concert on Sunday, October 19th beginning at 3:00pm at COCA (524 Trinity Avenue) in University City.

Acclaimed soloist Oscar Buriek travels from Argentina to share his passionate interpretation of the magnificent Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, under the direction of UCSO Music Director, Leon Burke.
Oscar Buriek comes to us from Tucumán, Argentina – around 70 miles from Buenos Aires. He began his musical studies at the school now called the Higher Institute of Music in Buenos Aires with Ana Maria Portas as his primary teacher and graduated with the title of Professor of Piano. In 1975 he was a prize winner in the Piano Competition organized by the Asociación Estímulo Cultural in Buenos Aires and in the National Young Instrumentalists Competition in Mar de la Plata, Argentina. In 1981 he was a prizewinner in the National Musical Interpretation Competition organized by the Sub secretary of National Culture and the National Symphony in Buenos Aires.


He has appeared with the National University of Tucumán Symphony Orchestra under well-known conductorsActuó como solista en la Orquesta Sinfónica de la UNT bajo la dirección de los maestros Reinaldo Zemba, Antonio Russo, Juan Carlos Zorsi, Armando Krieger, Emir Omar Saul y Jorge Fontenla entre otros. Reinaldo Zemba, Antonio Russo, Juan Carlos Zorsi, Armando Krieger, Amir Omar and Jorge Saul Fontenla among others. Actualmente, desarrolla tareas como docente de la cátedra de “piano” del Instituto Superior de Música de la UNT.Mr. Buriek is the accompanist for St. Louis Symphony violinist and UCSO board member Manuel Ramos during his yearly concert tours of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Mexico and the United States as a Violin and Piano duo. Currently he is the chair of the piano department of the Higher Institute of Music in the National University of Tucumán.