GLENDALE–In its first musical event of the new year–the Lark Musical Society is proud to present Sergy and Lusin Khachatryan–internationally recognized young Armenian violin and piano virtuosos–in a special concert at the Alex Theatre–on Wednesday–March 15–at 8:00 PM. The talented brother and sister duo is on a tour of the United States with their musician parents and mentors–sponsored by Bank of America.
Both Lusin and Sergy began their music studies in Yerevan–Armenia–at the age of 6. Lusin studied the piano with her mother–Irina Hovhannisyan and later with her father–Vladimir Khachatryan; Sergy learned the violin with Professor P. Haykazyan and later in Germany–with Professor G. Zhislin in Wurzburg and Professor J. Rissin in Karlsruhe.
Lusin made her concert debut in an orchestra in Wiesbaden–Germany–when she was only 12 years old. This exceptional pianist has participated as a soloist–as well as with both chamber and symphony orchestras–in a number of international music festivals–and in concert series throughout Europe–the Far East–and the Americas. Now 22–she is credited for having won prizes in many international competitions–such as the Music Festival "New Names" in Yerevan–Armenia (1992)–"Jugend Musiziert" in Germany (1994–1996–1999–and 2001)–the chamber music competition in Bad-Durkheim–Germany (1994)–and the piano competition in Citt di Ostra and Citt di Marsala–Italy (2003).
When Sergy was only 9 years old–he made his concert debut with an orchestra in Wiesbaden–Germany and gave his first recital two years later in Marignane–France. In 2000–he won the 2nd prize in the Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna–and the 1st prize at both the Louis Spohr Competition in Freiburg and Helsinki’s prestigious International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition–becoming its youngest winner in history. In the latter–he was also awarded a special prize for the best interpretation of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.
In 2002–Sergy won the 2nd prize in the International J. Gingold Competition in Indianapolis. In 2005–he was honored with the 1st prize of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels–where he was awarded the "Huggins" Stradivarius for a period of four years.
The 20 year old Sergy has performed in many countries–including Germany–Switzerland–Finland–Spain–Italy–Portugal–France–Belgium–Holland–Japan–Korea–USA–United Kingdom–Cyprus–Ecuador–Brazil–Russia–and Armenia. He is currently a scholarship holder of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
The music-loving public of Southern California is honored to host such a talented duo. For further information–call the Lark Musical Society at (818) 500-9997.
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