MONTEBELLO, Calif. — The Edward Hosharian Foundation (EHF) announced in September that its 2018 Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 has been awarded to classical violin student Haig Hovsepian from Belmont, Mass., a son of Armenian immigrants from Armenia and Romania.
Hovsepian began his violin studies at age 4, joined the New England Conservatory Prep when he was 15, and is now a sophomore at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in classical violin performance. He is also an avid saxophone player and jazz enthusiast.
As a soloist and in ensembles, Hovsepian has performed at various prestigious venues on the East Coast such as Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston. He has also made several appearances in productions by NPR’s “From the Top.” At a very young age he also took pride in performing for community and charitable events raising funds for local charities and for schools destroyed by the earthquake in Armenia.
Over the last few years Hovsepian has won a series of concerto competitions, received the Max Reger Ambassador Award and earned the title of laureate at the Renaissance International Competition in Gyumri, Armenia. Following his win at the 2017 Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, he made his debut with the Boston Pops in June of this year.
EHF is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its 2019 Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Application packets are available online @edwardhosharian.org. The Scholarship was established in honor of composer/conductor Edward’s memory to preserve, promote and enhance Armenian classical and ethnic music by awarding scholarships to assist deserving college-level music students in pursuit of their educational goals. An applicant must be a full-time student of Armenian descent (sophomore level or above) attending an accredited college or university in the United States, majoring in music performance or composition and in need of financial assistance. Deadline for submission is February 1, 2019.
The EHF concert committee is excited to announce that plans are underway for yet another eagerly awaited concert. Conductor Greg Hosharian will take up the baton once again to lead the Armenian Pops Orchestra in a symphonic concert to take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. This will be the fourth in a string of successful APO concerts since 2010. All proceeds will benefit the foundation scholarship.