6:00pm – 6:30pm
Jasmin Atabekyan – Classical facebook.com/Pianist-Jasmin-Atabekyan
Ms. Atabekyan has a PhD in piano performance from Yerevan State Conservatory, Armenia, where she studied with Professors Zemfira Barsegyan and Anait Nersisyan. She also studied with Professor Yuri Hayrapetyan at Moscow State Conservatory. Her teaching career spans well over 20 years which includes a professorship at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Drama Municipal Conservatory, Greece.
Ms. Jasmin Atabekyan was born in Armenia from Greek and Armenian parents. She with her husband and their two children recently moved to New England where she plans to devote her time becoming a productive member of the musical and cultural fabric of the region.
We are very excited to have this world class pianist, and now Marblehead resident, at our very own world class venue!
Performing with Jasmin tonight is her daughter and violinist, Emily Gasparyan.
Fifteen year old violinist Emily was born in Yerevan, Armenia. At the age of five she moved to Greece with her family where she began her violin lessons with Marina Shelkova at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
Emily took part in multiple concerts and won several prizes in violin competitions in Greece, including Rafina Violin Competition (First Prize), Voreiou Ellados Competition (First Prize), Orpheous Soloists String Competition ( First Prize), Anatolia College Summer Academy Competition ( First Prize). Among the prizes from the competitions in Europe are: Young Talents with Orchestra competition in Milan and the Energy for Life competition in Vienna, Austria.
Ms. Gasparyan moved to Boston, USA, in 2015 where she continued her musical education at the New England Conservatory with professor Andrew Taylor. She took part in several competitions in Boston and New York. Some of them were very successful: Totenberg String Competition, Newton, Little Mozart Competition in Carnegie Hall, New York, Brockton Symphony Competition, Brockton. Emily has participated in various festivals and summer camps in Greece and Austria and had lessons with Yuri Bashmet, Alexander Trostyansky among others.
She has appeared as a soloist with Barlassina Symphony Orchestra in Italy, the European Youth Orchestra in Austria and Switzerland, Thessaloniki Youth Symphony in Greece and Salem Philharmonic Orchestra in USA. Recently, Emily moved to Greece where she studies at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki with Andreas Papanikolaou.