Kariné Poghosyan performs Rachmaninoff – one performance only – Los Angeles concert performance report

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David Skidmore Photography.

New York City-based rising-star pianist Kariné Poghosyan returns to Rolling Hills United Methodist Church to open the 6th season of their Sundays At Two concerts.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. sharp!

Admission is free.

Ms. Poghosyan is a relaxed and natural musician, very obviously at home in the Tchaikovsky concerto. Her technique is big and secure, with blazing octaves, clean articulation, and a beautifully weighted touch. More importantly, her virtuosity was not a shallow display of party tricks, but a tool for musical expression.”
The New York Concert Review 

The Artist:

Kariné graduated from California State University, Northridge and went on to earn her Master’s degree and Doctorate in record time at the Manhattan School of Music, where she is now on its distinguished faculty. Along the way, Kariné won the New West Symphony Discovery Artists Competition, the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition, CSUN Symphony Concerto Competition, the Artists International Auditions, and she was a top-prize winner in the Los Angeles International Liszt Piano Competition, Five Towns Music and Arts Competition, and the Arno Babajanian Piano Competition.

Kariné Poghosyan has been described as an “extraordinary” and “larger than life” pianist, whose playing goes “to the heart of the music.”

New York Concert Review called her a pianist who “has that spark.” She made her orchestral debut at 14 playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1, and her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23.

She has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the New West Symphony, Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Orchestra, Musica Bella Symphony Orchestra, and the CSUN Symphony.

The Program:

Kariné Poghosyan performs solo piano selections by Sergei Rachmaninoff


Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. sharp!

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church

26438 Crenshaw Blvd.,

Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274

Free Admission

The Venue:

The sanctuary’s acoustics are among the finest in Southern California. The venue’s idyllic sylvan setting next to the South Coast Botanic Garden on the north-east corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Palos Verdes Drive North makes the concert experience especially pleasant.

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church’s Sundays At Two presents free concerts, September through June.

Generous at-the-door contributions (100% are for the artist!) will ensure the success of the series.

Please contribute what you can.

For concert information, call (310) 316-5574 or click here.









Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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