2019-20 Season

California State University, Fresno • Concert Hall

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Young Armenian Talent Series

Sofya Melikyan

Friday, September 27, 2019 • 7:30PM

Educated at the famed Royal Conservatory of Madrid and the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris, Sofya Melikyan is rapidly gaining international attention as one of the leading pianists of her generation. In her fast rising career she has already concertized in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, and Salle Cortot in Paris. Hailed for her “magnificent singing line and exquisite artistic sensibility,” this Armenian-born pianist is recognized as an artist with a unique voice combining “high-wire virtuosity” with “deep musical intuition and the ability to connect with the audience” (Mundoclasico).

Co-sponsored with the Fresno State Armenian Studies Program.

Concert Program

CHOPIN
Nocturne in C Minor, Op.48 No.1
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op.66
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op.61
MOMPOU
Variations on a Theme of Chopin
KOMITAS
Five Dances
RACHMANINOFF
Two Moments musicaux
CHITCHYAN
Armenian Bas-Reliefs