Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Virtual Music at Noon series will feature Samvel Chilingarian on violin and Lucy Nargizyan on piano on Wednesday, March 24, 12 to 12:30 p.m., live on PPC’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Samvel Chilingarian enjoys a varied career as performer, educator and conductor. An avid chamber musician, he has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Central America with The Melos Ensemble, Vienna Sinfonietta, Niederosterrichische Tonkunstler Orchestra (the symphony orchestra of the State of Lower Austria), Orchestra Internazionale d´Italia, Tashen Oper, Ensemble Nine and as the founding member of the Arioso String Quartet.
After receiving his Bachelor of Music from CSUN and Master of Music from the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC), Chilingarian moved to Vienna in 1990 to continue his studies in authentic performance and conducting. In 1994, he was invited to conduct the Linz Summer Festival Youth Orchestra.
Lucy Nargizyan, described as “a pianist with fluent grace, beautiful tone, great technique and presence,” has been featured as soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the U.S., England, Wales, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico and Russia. Her performances were broadcast on Russian radio and TV as well as on classical KUSC radio.
Dr. Nargizyan is the winner of the Moscow Young Artist Competition, MTAC Piano Duo Competition in San Diego, the Armenian Allied Arts Association Competition, Eleventh Annual Piano Ensemble Festival in Fullerton, Los Angeles Liszt Competition, USC Concerto Competition, and the Peninsula Young Artists International Festival. She was also the finalist in the Mu Phi Epsilon National Competition.
Among her other honors are the Los Concenieros and El Camino College awards, USC Friends of Armenian Music and Jane Kenneth Memorial Scholarships. Nargizyan was the winner of “Most Distinguished Musician Award” at the 2005 IBLA International Competition in Italy, where she performed with the Elixir Piano Trio.
To watch the free concert on YouTube, go to www.youtube.com/channel/
To watch on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/FOMatPPC.
For more information, call (626) 793-2191 or visit www.ppcmusic.org/music-at-noon