The Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series presents the Chilingirian-Bagratuni-Hakobyan Trio at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. This is the second of three special events this year, in conjunction with the International Chamber Music Series.
This concert brings together three of today’s most prominent Armenian musicians Levon Chilingirian on violin, Suren Bagratuni on cello and Karén Hakobyan on piano. These three colleagues have received international acclaim for their activities as performers, pedagogues, competition jurors, and recording artists.
Chilingirian is founder of the Chilingirian Quartet and also a professor 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, both in London.
Bagratuni was the winner of the silver medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory. He has gone on to a distinguished international career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He is currently professor of cello at Michigan State University.
Armenian-American pianist and composer Hakobyan has emerged as a versatile force on the international music scene. Since his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 17, he has been performing in major concert halls in Armenia, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan and the United States.
The trio will perform works by Haydn, Beethoven and Babadjanian.
The concert is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State, the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation and the Orpheus Chamber Music Ensemble.
Also on the 2017-18 Keyboard Concerts calendar:
- 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11 — Barry Douglas
- 8 p.m. Friday, April 27 — Jeremy Denk
- 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20 — Juho Pohjonen
Keyboard Concerts also co-sponsors several special events during the year, in conjunction with the International Chamber Music Series:
- 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8 — Alexander String Quartet
Tickets for concerts in the Keyboard Concert Series are $25 general, $18 for seniors and $5 for students.
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For more information, please visit keyboardconcerts.com.