I was really excited to be able to play a full live recital on WFMT's Introductions on December 10! I played music by Arutiunian, Perkinson, Bach, and Ravel, and was joined by the wonderful collaborative pianist Milana Pavchinskaya. Thank you [...]
I had the privilege of performing the first two movements of Arutiunian's Concerto for Violin and Strings (Armenia-88) with the Music Institute of Chicago Academy Chamber Orchestra. Thanks to Mr. James Setapen for giving me this opportunity. You can view [...]
I had the privilege of performing for this fundraiser to help raise money for Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, which provides me (and my sister) with scholarship, mentorship, and tons of opportunities! This event honored the composer Jessie Montgomery, and I [...]
I had the honor of performing at Skokie Public Library as part of the Young Steinway Concert Series, performing Bach, Montgomery, and Ravel with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya. This concert was originally scheduled 2.5 years ago and was delayed due to [...]
I was honored to be awarded Second Prize in the 2022 Cooper International Competition, held at Oberlin Conservatory. See coverage here on the Cooper Website, The Violin Channel, Violinist.com, and The Strad, as well as reviews of my Second Round [...]
I was honored to be one of the co-concertmasters for the Chicago Youth in Music Festival, under Riccardo Muti and Lina Gonzalez-Granados. This event was sponsored by the Negaunee Foundation of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NIMAN, and CMPI. Find out [...]
The CMPI Quartet has had a number of great opportunities lately! We performed Jessie Montgomery's Strum on a Chicago Symphony Orchestra Salon Series on April 26. Then, we had a masterclass with Jessie Montgomery, working with her on her own [...]
I had the honor of competing as a semifinalist in the Johansen International Competition. I had a wonderful time performing, visiting Washington D.C., seeing old friends, and making new friends.
The CMPI Quartet performed a featured recital on WFMT during their live 70th Anniversary Celebration. Works included George Walker's String Quartet #1 and Jessie Montgomery's Strum. You can listen to the livestream here.
I had the honor of participating in a masterclass with violinist Hilary Hahn. I performed the first movement of the Dvorak Concerto. Thank you to Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for this amazing opportunity. Photo credit: [...]