2021-22 Season

California State University, Fresno • Concert Hall

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Special Events

Komitas Trio

Michael Krikorian Piano
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Aroussiak Baltaian Violin
Garik Terzian Cello

Friday, March 4, 2022 • 7:30PM

Concert Program

C. SCHUMANN
Trio in G minor, Op.17
SHOSTAKOVICH
Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67 (1944)
BABADJANIAN
Trio in F-sharp minor (1952)

This concert marks the debut performance of the newly established Komitas Trio comprised of leading Southern California-based musicians of Armenian heritage and formed with the mission of championing the music of Armenian composers alongside that of other great masters. Its members include violinist Aroussiak Baltaian, cellist Garik Terzian, and pianist Michael Krikorian, a Fresno native who gave his acclaimed solo debut on the series during the 2019-2020 season. Educated at prestigious institutions including California State University, Fresno, the Manhattan School of Music, University of Southern California, the Komitas Conservatory in Armenia, and the Guildhall School for Music and Drama in London, these three colleagues have been active with great success as performers, pedagogues, competition adjudicators, and recording artists in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Co-sponsored with the Fresno State Armenian Studies Program.