The Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series presents cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Fresno State Concert Hall in the Music Building.The concert, a special event in the Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series, is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State and the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation.

polera-photo-1Hakhnazaryan, who will be accompanied by pianist Noreen Polera, will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Massenet, Cassadó and Harutyunyan. Hakhnazaryan was launched onto the international scene after winning the Gold Medal at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition in Moscow.

Born in Armenia and educated at the Moscow Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he has already performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, and Konzerthaus in Berlin. Hailed as a “seasoned phenomenon” (The Washington Post) and praised for his “intense focus and expressive artistry” (The New York Times), he was recently invited to join the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists Scheme.

General admission is $25, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. Parking is available in Lot P1 (corner of Maple and Shaw avenues). For tickets: 559.278.2337 or go to Special Events. INFO: 559.278.2337.