Ara Gregorian, Violin

Ara Gregorian, Violin
May 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus Building B, Multipurpose Room

Ara Gregorian, ViolinViolinist/Violist Ara Gregorian has been in demand as a soloist since his 1997 performance with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Professional venues for his performances have included New York’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. In addition to performances in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other American cities, he has performed internationally in Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Helsinki.

He is the founder and artistic director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in Greenville, North Carolina, which has recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary Season, and has been an advocate of chamber music in festivals throughout the world. He has also been a member of chamber music ensembles including the Daedalus Quartet, Concertante, and the Arcadian Trio and has recorded for National Public Radio, New York’s WQXR radio station, and the Bridge and Kleos labels.

Gregorian has been a member of the violin faculty at East Carolina University since 1998. During that time, he has fostered the development of opportunities for young musicians to work with professional musicians at the university through the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival.

Gregorian received his bachelor and master of music degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Joseph Fuchs, Harvey Shapiro, and Robert Mann. He performs on a Francesco Ruggieri violin from 1690 and a Grubaugh and Seifert viola from 2006.