Community Music Faculty Recital: Gayane Grigoryan, violin
March 19, 2013 @ 7:00pm — Schneebeck Concert Hall
Enjoy an exquisite evening of chamber music featuring Community Music faculty member Gayane Grigoryan and guest artist Alisa Sargsyan. The program will include Sonata for Violin & Piano No.5, Opus 24 by Beethoven, Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 3, Opus 45 by Grieg, Nocturne by Eduard Bagdasarian and Sabre Dance from ballet "Gayane" arranged by Jascha Heifetz. Admission is free. Concert is at 7pm, no tickets required.
Gayane Grigoryan joined the faculty of the Community Music Department in 2011. Grigoryan is an active international performing artist. She has presented concerts in Italy, Germany, Lebanon, Armenia, and the United States. Her solo appearances and recordings include performances with Yerevan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Arno Babajanyan Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Alan Hovhannes Chamber Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Espirito Santa Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian TV Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and Neue Philharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. Currently she performs in a string quartet sponsored by Amabile Classic Organization in Hamburg, Germany. Grigoryan is first prize winner in the J.S. Bach National Competition. Grigoryan earned a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at Yerevan State Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music degree in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from East Carolina University. Before coming to Puget Sound, Grigoryan taught at Academy of Music in Norfolk, VA and served as a faculty member at Arno Babjanyan Music College and at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC.
Guest artist Alisa Sargsyan is active as a pianist, accompanist and composer. Sargsyan performs in both classical and contemporary styles. Her compositions have been presented in the United States, Great Britain, Finland, Netherlands, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia. Alisa Sargsyan holds a Master of Arts degree from the Yerevan State Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. from the National Academy of Arts and Science. At the age of ten years old, Alisa Sargsyan won the Grand Prix at the Moscow Assembly of Arts International Composers Competition. In the following years, she became first prize winner of the Amadeaus Belgian-Armenian Competition and won third prize in the Benjamin Britten National Competition. Alisa Sargsyan is a member of the Donne in Musica International Cultural Foundation and the Armenian Musical Assembly NGO.