By Kevork Keushkerian
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
PASADENA, Calif. — The Pasadena Symphony opened its 2023-2024 season on Saturday, October 21, with a classical concert that awed the audience. It was held at the Ambassador Auditorium under the baton of Conductor Brett Mitchell. The concert featured as a soloist violinist Diana Adamyan, 23.
The carefully selected program consisted of the following compositions: Garages of the Valley by Mason Bates, Violin Concerto No.2 in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn and Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Adamyan is quickly gaining an international reputation as one of her generation’s most outstanding violinist after winning First Prize at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and First Prize in the 2020 Khachaturian Violin Competition.
She first attended Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan and then the Tchaikovsky School of Music in Yerevan. Currently she studies at the Munich University of Performing Arts.