Pianist Karine Poghosyan to Play St. Vartan Cathedral, 9/25

Pianist Karine Poghosyan to Play St. Vartan Cathedral, 9/25

The vibrant young Armenian pianist Kariné Poghosyan will perform at St. Vartan Cathedral, 630 2nd Ave., New York City on Wednesday evening, September 25th, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the 2013-14 Concerts @ St.Vartan series. Ms. Poghosyan will also be leading the St. Vartan orchestra in their inaugural appearance. The program will include works by Schubert, Bach, and Liszt.

The complete program follows:

Schubert-Liszt: Ave Maria
Bach: Piano Concert No. 1 in D minor (with the St. Vartan Orchestra) Liszt: Sposalizio
Liszt: Dante Sonata

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors, free for children under 12, and will be sold at the door on the day of the concert. Tickets can be reserved by calling 212-686-0710.

The exceptional Armenian pianist Kariné Poghosyan has been praised for her ability to get to the heart of the works she performs. She made her orchestral debut at 14 playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1, and her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23, and has since gone on to win numerous awards as well as perform in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls.

An avid musician who has been described as "extraordinary" and "larger than life," Kariné Poghosyan has performed in recitals at Carnegie's Well Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, the Trinity Church Concerts at One series, the Beverly Hills Sundays at Two series, the Valley Committee for the LA Philharmonic, the Bach's Lunch Recital Series in California, the Young Artists International Peninsula Festival in California, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York. In the fall of 2007, she organized and performed a three-recital concert series at the Yamaha Piano Salon titled Twentieth Century Piano Sonata. Recently, she helped organize the "Requiem and Resurrection" concert in commemoration of the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York, where her performance of the Piano Sonata by Khachaturian received a standing ovation and was described as "jaw-dropping." The Armenian Mirror Spectator wrote, "The three-movement Khachaturian Sonata-a rarely performed composition-is a real tour-de-force for the virtuoso pianist. Technically pristine, Ms. Poghosyan brought out the driven qualities of the outer movements, and the heart-rending beauty of the middle section."