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Movses Pogossian

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"There is freedom in his playing, but also taste and discipline. It was a fiery, centered and highly musical performance that led to a standing ovation after the first movement." Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

A 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition winner and youngest-ever First Prize winner of the 1985 USSR National Violin Competition, previous winners of which included David Oistrakh and Gidon Kremer, Movses Pogossian has since established a multi-faceted career as a soloist, avid chamber musician, champion of new music, and sought-after teacher. Movses Pogossian made his American debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Boston Pops in 1990. He has since appeared with prominent orchestras worldwide, as a recitalist in major halls of USA and Europe, and as a chamber musician with the members of the Tokyo, Kronos, Brentano, Borromeo string quartets. Movses Pogossian has been frequently featured on National Public Radio and has recorded for Bridge, Summit, Melodia, and Albany labels. He is currently Visiting Artist Teacher at the University at Buffalo, where he performs with the Baird Trio, and is also the Artistic Director of the new Dilijan Chamber Music Series at Zipper Hall of the Colburn School of the Performing Arts. Movses is a resident of Los Angeles with his wife, LA Philharmonic violinist Varty Manouelian, and their three little children.