Trios by Haydn, Babajanyan and Beethoven.
Three exciting artists join together to play masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. Levon Chilingirian (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello) and Karén Hakobyan (piano) last played together at the Strathmore Hall in Washington DC at a national commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Their rare appearances together inspire sparkling and vivid performances and display sheer enjoyment of the music and the collaboration.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear the trio playing Haydn, Babajanyan and Beethoven.
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Josef Haydn C major trio Hob XV/27
Arno Babajanyan Piano Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven Archduke Trio
LEVON CHILINGIRIAN, OBE
Levon Chilingirian launched his chamber music career with Clifford Benson, winning first prizes in the 1969 BBC Beethoven Competition and 1971 ARD Munich Duo International Competition. The Chilingirian Quartet, founded in 1971, is today one of the most celebrated string quartets on the international scene, its highly regarded repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary. Chilingirian also performs as a soloist and with other chamber music partners. Co-artistic director of the Pharos Festival (Cyprus), Chilingirian is also Professor of Violin and Chamber Music Artist in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
One of the finest cellists of the younger generation, Alexander Chaushian has performed extensively as a soloist with orchestras throughout the world. He performs regularly in international festivals and is the Artistic Director of the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival (Cyprus) and the Yerevan Music Festival. A laureate prizewinner of many international competitions including the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the ARD Competition in Germany, Chaushian is an alumnus of Young Concert Artists, New York. Performing with many distinguished musicians, Chaushian’s regular chamber music partner is Yevgeny Sudbin who also partnered him on several highly acclaimed CDs. His recently released concerto CD with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, received rave reviews and was selected ‘Album of the Week’ by the Independent.
Described as “a musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas” by New York Concert Review, and “an immensely talented and dynamic performer” by Deseret Morning News, Armenian-American pianist and composer Karén Hakobyan has emerged as a versatile force on the international musical scene. Since his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 17, he has performed in major concert halls around the world and is a top prizewinner of multiple international piano and composition competitions. Hakobyan has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across several continents and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Pegasus: The Orchestra based in New York.