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Armenian Culture, Science and Education Development Foundation
12/10/2014

Melikian, Shugaev and Arutyunyan to Perform in NY

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Artem Arutyunyan

NEW YORK (A.W.)—Distinguished young musicians Nune Melikian (violin), Nikolay Shugaev (cello), and Artem Arutyunyan (piano) will perform in New York on May 31.

Nune Melikian

Nune Melikian

The concert program includes works by Handel-Halvorsen, Scarlatti, Costelnuovo-Tedesco, Saint-Saens, Dvorak.

“I look forward to performing with two talented colleagues with whom I have studied more than 10 years ago,” said Melikian.

Violinist Melikian has won top prize of various international competitions including the Oistrakh International Competition in Moscow, the Andrea Postacchini International Competition, LISMA Foundation International competition, and the University of Montreal Concerto Competition. She has performed in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Merkin City Hall, and the Bolshoy Hall.

Cellist Shugaev is a winner and laureate of many other international competitions, including VIII Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica, Concorso Internazionale Città di Pinerolo (WFIMC member), XII International Competition of chamber music in Krakow, International Music Competition “Paper da Musica” (Spain), 38e Concours International de Musique de Lausanne, Val Tidone International Music Competition.

 Nikolay Shugaev

Nikolay Shugaev

Pianist Arutyunyan has performed at various venues in Moscow, including the major halls of the Moscow State Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall and Grand Hall of Gnessin Music Academy. In August 2013, he participated in the International Holland Music Sessions performing at various venues in the Netherlands. Arutyunyan has also participated in several international competitions including the First Balakirev Int’l Piano Competition in 2004, winning the Audience Choice Award.

The concert will be held at the Benzaquen Hall, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, West 37th Street, New York, NY.

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