Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Hall of Music and Art
5 W. Cache La Poudre St. (map)
This concert features violinist Movses Pogossian and pianist Susan Grace performing music by Beethoven and Wolpe. Since earning his advanced degrees from the Komitas Conservatory in Armenia and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Movses Pogossian has held teaching positions at Duquesne, Bowling Green, Wayne State, and SUNY Buffalo universities. His principal teachers were L. Zorian, V. Mokatsian, V. Klimov, and legendary Louis Krasner. Pogossian made his American debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in 1990. He has since performed with orchestras such as the Brandenburger Symphoniker and the Halle Philharmonic in Germany, the Sudety Philharmonic in Poland, the Tucson Symphony, the El Paso Symphony, the Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra of New York, and the Toronto Sinfonia. Pogossian is professor of violin at UCLA, a founder and artistic director of the Dilijan Chamber Music Series in Los Angeles, a member of the new music group XTET, and a regular participant at several music festivals.
Susan Grace has performed solo, chamber recitals and with orchestras in the United States, Europe, the former Soviet Union, India, South Korea, and China. She has also performed at the Aspekte Festival in Salzburg, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new-music series Engine 408, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Grand Teton Festival, Music at Oxford, and the Helmsley Festival in England. Grace is a member of Quattro Mani, a two-piano team that has gained high praise from both critics and audiences here and abroad for their concerts and recordings. Quattro Mani performed in Carnegie Hall in May 2012 with the Alabama Symphony and was called by the New York Times “the impressive duo Quattro Mani.” Grace is associate chair, artist-in-residence, and lecturer in music at Colorado College, as well as music director of the CC Summer Music Festival.