Chamber Orchestra of South Bay -After Concert Reception

Chamber Orchestra of South Bay –After Concert Reception

The Chamber Orchestra of South Bay held their final concert of the 2015-16 concert season on April 9 at the Palos Verdes Performing Art Center. The evening’s guest featured soloist was Narek Hakhnazaryan,cello who performed two compositions by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. He was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2011 XIV International Tchaikovsky competition, the most prestigious prize given to a cellist.As first Prize winner in the 2008 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Narek debuted in the Young Concert Artists  Series in New York at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Narek was born in 1988 in Yerevan, Armenia into  a family of musicians: his father is a violinist and his mother is a pianist. At the age of 12 he began studies a the Moscow Conservatory with Alexey Seleznyov and went on to work with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston A gala reception followed the concert at the Norris.

Photos by Mary Jane Schoenheider

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