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Violin and Piano in the Garden
July 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$25
Two virtuoso performers present a program that matches the beauty of the venue! The dynamic duo offers charming short pieces by Mozart, Debussy, Gershwin, Kreisler, and Piazolla.
Performers: Anna Arzumanyan, piano and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin
About Emily: Violinist Emily Ondracek-Peterson is Co-Artistic Director of the CBMF. As a violinist, she has soloed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, recorded for Naxos, Bridge, Albany, and Toccata labels, and been awarded Chamber Music America’s ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Frequently she performs at the world’s leading venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. As an educator, she has been a two-time Morse Fellow, was a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist, and has been Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth, Williams, and the Universities of Virginia, Leeds (UK), and Columbia. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the prestigious Juilliard School and a doctorate at Columbia University. Additionally, she holds an MBA.
About Anna: Russian-Armenian pianist Anna Arzumanyan made her debut at age 9 in Sochi, Russia. A student of Erna Savchenko and Svetlana Medvedskay, Ms. Arzumanyan competed and performed, appearing as a soloist with the Belorussian State Orchestra, the Rostov Philharmonic, the Sochi Symphony Orchestra, and as a soloist at festivals throughout Eastern Europe. At a young age Ms. Arzumanyan was selected for sponsorship by the prestigious New Name Foundation. With their support, she performed frequently across the Soviet Union and participated in masterclasses and performances at the Moscow Conservatory. Ms. Arzumanyan went on to perform as a soloist in France and Belgium. Before emigrating to the United States, she received her Masters degrees in piano performance and chamber music performance from the Yerevan State Conservatory, where she studied with Alexander Gourgenov. Shortly after her arrival in Colorado, Ms. Arzumanyan became a frequent collaborator with the Moscow String Quartet.