BOSTON — The Boston-based arts aid organization YerazArt held a fundraising recital at the First Church on Marlborough Street on October 6, featuring Eva Gevorgyan, a 15-year-old pianist from Russia.
The church was packed with supporters and music lovers who were delighted with the talented young musician.
Gevorgyan performed pieces by Aleksandr Scriabin, Franz Liszt and Aram Khachaturian, reflecting her Russian and Armenian heritages and showcasing her immense talent and poise.
She was modest and charming, and only up close did one realize her extreme youth. From afar, with her glamorous red sparkling gown and utter dedication, she could have been mistaken for someone a couple of decades older.
Gevorgyan played straight for an hour, changing her tempo and touch for the various pieces. In fact, her performance elicited sustained applause and even a standing ovation.
Both the members of YerazArt and the 200 or so in the audience were delighted and enchanted by the young performer.