Event Information:

  • Sun

    Concert - "Spring of Music"

    2:00 pmAdele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries

    We will be continuing our Spring Concert series, co-sponsored by the Composer's Union of Armenia, with "Spring of Music" on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

    We are able to offer this and our other Spring Series concerts as free and open programs to the community thanks to a generous grant from the Dadourian Foundation. A light reception will accompany the concert where attendees will have the opportunity to meet the performing artists.

    The program will feature Narine Ojakhyan (soprano), Thomas Shahbaghyan (violin), Levon Markosyan (cello), and Prof. Gregory Chaverdian (piano), performing a program Armenian and classical music.

    Narine Ojakhyan is emerging as one of the most interesting lyric sopranos of the new generation. After receiving her Bachelor's degree and Postgraduate Diploma at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatoire, and gained her Master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London. Her operatic roles include Mimi in multiple productions of La Boheme and on the concert state she has performed with orchestras, symphonies and at music festivals around the world.

    Thomas Shahbaghyan began his violin studies before turning 4 years old and has participated in a number of competitions and festivals across Canada. Since 2013, he has studied at the Quebec Conservatory of Music with Andee Azar. Shahbaghyan is a member of Hay Pem Theater of the Tekeyan Armenian Cultural Centre and participates in fundraising events to help Syrian refugees and Armenian orphans.

    Levon Markosyan began playing the cello at the age of six and is the Gold Medal winner of multiple classical music festivals and competitions. Markosyan is the recipient of the Bradley & Bradley Foundation scholarship, as well sa two scholarships granted by Camp Musical Père Lindsay. Despite his young age, Markosyan was accepted to Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in 2014 and continues his study under the direction of world famous musician, Denis Brott.

    Gregory Chaverdian completed his Master of Music and PhD in Piano Performance at Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia and, in 1989, was awarded First Prize at the International Music Competition in Rio de Janeiro. Chaverdian has appeared on the concert stage as a soloist and a collaborative pianist and has performed in Russia, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Brazil, Hungary, Poland and Canada. Since 2000, he has taught Piano Performance at Concordia University.