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Hakobyan’s Music Program:
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne in D Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2
Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
Waltz E minor Op. Posth.
Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935)
“Garun a” (It’s Spring)
A. Babadjanian (1921-1983)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Moments Musicaux, Op. 16 No. 3 in B minor
Moments Musicaux, Op. 16 No. 4 in E minor
Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 (arr. Earl Wild)
Prelude No. 12 Op. 32 in G-sharp minor
Études-Tableaux Op. 33 No. 5 in E flat minor
Études-Tableaux Op. 33 No. 7 in G minor
Études-Tableaux Op. 33 No. 8 in C sharp minor
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Étude in F sharp minor Op. 8 No. 2
Étude in D sharp minor Op. 8 No. 12
Described as “a musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas” by New York Concert Review, and “an immensely talented and dynamic performer” by Deseret Morning News, Armenian American pianist, composer, and conductor Karén Hakobyan is a versatile force on the international music scene. Since his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of seventeen, he has performed in major concert halls in Armenia, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan, and the US. He is a top prizewinner of multiple international piano and composition competitions and holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and the University of Utah. Hakobyan has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across several continents. His performances have been broadcasted on WQXR (New York’s classical radio station), WMFT (Chicago’s classical station), Argentine National Radio, Monterrey’s (Mexico) Op. 102 station, and Armenian National Radio. He is the Founder, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Pegasus: the Orchestra, based in New York.
Salon Series is generously supported by Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, The Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor, Bank of America.
Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.