Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello & Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano Presented by Strathmore Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM Mansion
This 22-year-old virtuoso has critics reaching for new superlatives to describe his “commanding…gorgeous” performances of “daredevil verve,” “intense focus and expressive artistry” (The New York Times). “He produces a powerful and colorful sound in all registers, nails every big shift and flashes all the virtuoso’s tricks with insolent ease” (The Washington Post). Witness musical magic in his performance of works by Shostakovich, Chopin, Rostropovich, and Franck.
UPDATE - Narek Hakhnazaryan captured First Prize and the Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition June 30, 2011!
PROGRAM Franck Sonata in A Major Chopin Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 3 Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 Rostropovich Humoresque, Op. 5 All programs subject to change.