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UCLA quartet shines at Armenian Music Symposium

March 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From Prof. Movses Pogossian:

I am very proud of the splendid performance given by the UCLA student string quartet this past Saturday, March 15th, 2008, at the USC’s Town & Gown. The occasion was a high profile Symposium on Armenian Music, organized by the USC Friends of Armenian Music. The panelists were renowned Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian, concert pianist Armen Guzelimian, senior music critic of the Los Angeles Times Mark Swed, and yours truly. USC Thornton School Dean Robert Cutietta was the panel moderator.

With all the modesty, it was commented by many, including Mark Swed, that the Quartet’s performance was a highlight of the event. It was especially poignant since they were performing by far the most complex piece on the program, which also featured professional artists and USC students.

The performers were violinists Boryana Popova and David Lee, violist Alison Speith, and cellist Jennifer Li.

UCLA quartet with Tigran Mansurian

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  • Mir // Mar 21, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Kudos to the UCLA String Quartet and UCLA Music Professor Movses Pogossian for the quartet’s fabulous performance last Saturday. It must have been quite an honor to perform before the great composer Tigran Mansurian. Keep up the wonderful work!