Festival Education Series
As part of the 2015 Festival, young pianists from Utah have the opportunity to work with our international artists. The pianists are chosen through a selective application process. Master Classes provide a performance opportunity for the young pianists and they receive one-on-one training to gain insights in piano performance, piano technique, and piano literature. All Festival Education Series events are free!
Performers and repertoire TBA
6935 S. State St.
Murray, UT 84047
About Karén Hakobyan
Armenian-American pianist and composer Karén Hakobyan has emerged as a versatile force on the international musical scene. Since his 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 regularly appears in prestigious festivals and concert series. His recent performance of Vuk Kulenovic’s “Virginal” in Le Poisson Rouge on the closing night of the “Keys to the Future” festival was described as “sensitively rendered” by New York Times. He was also featured in three special concerts during Carnegie Hall’s 2010-2011 season. Of his March 2011 Carnegie Hall composition debut, David LaMarche (New York Concert Review) praised Mr. Hakobyan as “a musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas.” Highlights from Mr. Hakobyan’s 2014-2015 concert season include guest appearances with the Mahler Festival Orchestra (Tokyo), CompCord Chamber Orchestra (NY), Ridgewood Symphony (NJ), the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra (NY), the Imperial Orchestra (Montreal), the Brooklyn Philharmonic (NY), West Hartford Symphony Orchestra (CT), and World Peace Sinfonietta (NY) as well as solo recitals in Japan, Argentina, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
He was a winner of the 2004 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Competition.
For more info on the artist, visit: www.karenhakobyan.com