Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan to Perform in Keyboard Concert Series at Fresno State

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FRESNO — Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan will perform in concert as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series on Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall on the Fresno State campus. Hakhnazaryan, who will be accompanied by pianist Noreen Polera, will be performing works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Massenet, Cassadó and Harutyunyan.

The concert is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State and the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation.

Hakhnazaryan was launched onto the international scene after winning the Gold Medal at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition in Moscow. Born in Armenia and educated at the Moscow Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he has already performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, and Konzerthaus in Berlin. Hailed as a “seasoned phenomenon” (Washington Post) and praised for his “intense focus and expressive artistry” (New York Times), he was recently invited to join the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists Scheme.

General tickets for the Concert are available for $25 per person, for seniors at $18 per person, and students $5 per person. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.keyboardconcerts.com/special-events.aspx.

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