Pleyel Piano Series 2020-2021 Season: There’s No Place Like Home
18 seats available for the concert at the Scarab Club | $25
View the livestream of the concert
The livestream will be free, though donations are greatly appreciated
Program to include works by Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, Ravel, and Brahms.
Learn more about Natalia Kazaryan:
Ms. Kazaryan began studying piano at the age of six, and performed as soloist with the Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra just one year later. A winner of Astral’s 2016 National Auditions, she has also captured top prizes in numerous international competitions, including the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the Second New York Piano Competition. In 2012, she was the First Prize winner of the Concours FLAME in Paris and the Second Prize winner of Concours international de piano d’Ile de France.
The first Juilliard student to participate in the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy exchange with the Paris Conservatoire, Ms. Kazaryan studied piano in Paris with Michel Béroff and chamber music with Valérie Aimard. An active chamber musician, she took part in the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, dedicated to collaboration between The Juilliard School, the Paris Conservatoire, and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. She later won both a Fulbright Grant and a Harriett Hale Woolley Scholarship to Paris to continue her studies, with a focus on Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus.
Natalia Kazaryan studied in the preparatory division of the Tbilisi Music Conservatory with Alla Nakashidze. She holds both a Bachelor and a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied under Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. From 2013-2015, she studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, under Dimitri Bashkirov, and in June 2014 received a “Sobresaliente” Award from the hands of Queen Sofía of Spain for outstanding work and excellence. She completed doctoral studies at the University of Michigan under Logan Skelton and holds an adjunct piano faculty position at Howard University.
Our stunning Pleyel piano was generously donated by the Dixon family in 2013 was crafted in Paris in 1879. A portion of proceeds from this recital will go to a special fund to assure the maintenance of the piano.