Karén Hakobyan: The Art of the Etude
Award-winning pianist-composer Karén Hakobyan will deliver a unique concert experience by combining an exhilarating musical performance with thought-provoking remarks for each set of Etudes.
An exciting combination of traditional and modern virtuoso piano works by renowned pianist-composers, Art of the Etude features pieces ranging from Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin/Wild, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff, to premiers by Manookian, Drozdoff, and Hakobyan himself.
KARÉN HAKOBYAN. 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 in Armenia, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan and the United States.
He is a top prizewinner of multiple international piano and composition competitions and holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and the University of Utah.
Hakobyan has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras across several continents. His performances have been broadcast on WQXR, New York's Classical Radio Station; WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Radio Station; Argentine National Radio; Monterrey’s (Mexico) Op. 102 Radio Station; and Armenian National Radio.
He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Pegasus: The Orchestra based in New York
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