By Serena Hajjar
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
MONTREAL — At age 17, Alina Israilian has already accomplished what most serious pianists only dream of: playing at Carnegie Hall — at age 11, no less.
“It was everything I’d dreamed of in one place,” she recalled.
In addition, she has been a recipient of the McGill Conservatory Vera Black Scholarship for the last two years. Yet despite these accomplishments, Israilian’s warm, welcoming smile and jovial demeanor have not changed.