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Gems of Russian Armenian Music

March 30 @ 7:00 pm

Museum of Modern Renaissance

Gems of Russian Armenian Music

Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.
115 College Avenue, Somerville, MA
(a 5-minute walk from Davis Square red line subway station).

LONG ANTICIPATED CONCERT featuring two critically-acclaimed professional musicians – LEVON HOVSEPIAN, piano, and ARMEN GHAZARYAN, violin. Cameo appearance by DALIA MEDOVNIKOV, 17-year old soprano and winner of numerous national and international competitions.

Levon Hovsepian started his early studies at the Sayat-Nova Music School in Yerevan, Armenia. Later he continued his education at the Tchaikovsky Special Music School for Gifted Children. Levon Hovsepian graduated from the Komitas Conservatory with Honors, receiving his Masters degree. He had performed throughout Armenia, Estonia, Moldova, and had appeared as a soloist with the Yerevan Symphony Orchestra and on Armenian National Television. After attracting major critical attention in Armenia, he was invited to study at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving his Artist Diploma and Masters degree with Honors, he continued his intense performing and teaching careers. He made his New-York debut in 1994 and became known for his compelling interpretative style and expansive technique. Levon Hovsepian was a prize winner at the Arlington Concerto Competition, has appeared as a soloist with Salem Philharmonic Orchestra and New England Philharmonic Orchestra. His “Favorite Piano Masterpieces” CD was played on WGBH Radio, Moscow and Yerevan Radio Stations. He was the guest artist at the reception honoring the President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian and Senator Edward Kennedy. Levon studied with Louisa Markarian, Villy Sarkissian and Victor Rosenbaum.

Armen Ghazaryan is a two-time international award-winning American violinist/songwriter of Armenian descent… Armen is a graduate of Russian Music Conservatory system and completed his post-graduate studies under the leadership of internationally recognized violin virtuoso Victor Khachaturian. Armen has performed as a soloist in both Europe and the United States, and has also worked with number of top orchestras, often serving as Concertmaster. His repertoire includes a wide range of masterpieces. Armen has premiered and recorded nine works of contemporary authors, having some of the pieces dedicated to his honor. For over a decade now, Armen is extensively teaching students of different ages and professional levels taking an individual approach to each student… Armen Ghazaryan , Violin teacher at Winchester Stage Music Center.

Dalia MedovnikovDalia Medovnikov is a senior in Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, CT. She was a winner in the following international and domestic young vocalists competitions:
Amber Nightingale Competition, Kaliningrad
Classical Singer Competition
Schmidt Vocal Competition
Rondo Vanguard Competition
Young Arts Competition
Hal Leonard Competition
International Russian Song Contest, London
The American Prize Vocal Competition
Great Composers Series



March 30
7:00 pm
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