Salon Series offers intimate concerts with a new generation of artists.
Armenian-American pianist and composer Karén Hakobyan has emerged as a versatile force on the international musical scene. Since his acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut at the age of seventeen, he has been performing in major concert halls in Armenia, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, and the United States.
Mr. Hakobyan won Bronze Medal in the World Piano International Competition, 1st prize in the Pinault International Audiotape/Videotape Piano Competition and 2nd prize in the Armenian Legacy Pianists International Piano Competition. He also won 1st prize in the Four Corners Piano Competition and The Fite Piano Competition. Mr. Hakobyan's performances have been broadcasted on WQXR New York's Classical Radio Station, WMFT Chicago’s Classical Radio Station, Argentine National Radio, Monterrey’s (Mexico) Op. 102 Radio Station, and Armenian National Radio.
Mr. Hakobyan is a winner of the 2004 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Competition. His "Two Pieces for String Quartet" was awarded the Amadeus Diploma for Composition in 1998 during a competition held jointly by the Belgian Amadeus Association and the Armenian Musical Assembly. In the same year his work was included among the 12 best compositions at the Group Quest (USA) International Competition. In 2002 he was awarded the prestigious Robertson Scholarship in Composition at the University of Utah, primarily based on his Second Symphony, which was performed in Berlin in 2001 at the Young Euro-classic International Festival by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. His composition debut concert in Carnegie hall on March 1st, 2011 was very well received. David LaMarche, reviewer for the New York Concert Review described Mr. Hakobyan as “a musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas” in his review of the concert. His composition CD will be released in New York in 2013.
Concerts last from one hour to 90 minutes.
Additional Salon Series Performances:
Friday, October 2, 6 pm: Katie Mahan
Friday, October 9, 6 pm: Soyeon Kate Lee
Friday, October 23, 6 pm: Inna Faliks