Friday, May 25, 2018

Anoush Pogossian | 2nd Prize | Winds & Percussion | 4th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Anoush Pogossian
15 yrs | Clarinet
Score: 92.22

15 year old clarinetist Anoush Pogossian is currently a sophomore at the Verdugo Academy. She began playing the clarinet at age nine, and studies with Michele Zukovsky, and Michael Yoshimi at the Colburn School. Anoush has also played for Yehuda Gilad, Stephen Williamson, Boris Allakhverydan, Anton Rist, Burt Hara, Daniel Silver, George Stoffan, Philip O’Connor, and Eric Thomas, and was Principal Clarinet and a Concerto Competition winner of the Glendale Youth Orchestra. This past January, Anoush participated in the National YoungArts Week as a winner and Finalist, and performed with the 20 other winners in the New World Center. She was also a Semifinalist in Classical Instrumental for the Music Center Spotlight Competition of 2017-2018. Anoush was a National Finalist in the 2017 MTNA Junior Woodwind Competition, and was Principal Clarinetist in LA Opera’s production of “The Festival Play of Daniel” in the Cathedral of Lady of the Angels under the baton of Artistic Director James Conlon. This past summer she was principal clarinet of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Camp, where she was a recipient of the Maddy Summer Artist Award, and also attended the clarinet institute. She has annually attended the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival as a violinist and clarinetist since age 6, and also attended New England Music Camp in 2015 as a recipient of the Green Full Tuition Scholarship, where she won an audition to perform at the Honor Recital. This upcoming summer, she will be participating in the YellowBarn Young Artists Program and Carnegie Hall’s NYO2. As a violinist, Anoush was the 1st Prize winner of the ASTA Regional competition, and a 2nd Prize winner of the Greater Los Angeles Section competition. Raised in a family of professional musicians, Anoush has performed with her parents and siblings in a variety of fundraising events for Music for Food, Dilijan Chamber Music Series, Lark Musical Society, and in Lou Harrison’s house in Joshua Tree, CA at a commemoration concert for the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. She is a recipient of the 2016 “Shnorhali” Music Committee of the Western Diocese Armenian Young Artist Scholarship.

Hommage a Aram Khachaturian - Bela Kovacs (3:16)

Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Mov. 1 - Carl Maria von Weber (6:58)

Minuets from Cello Suite No. 1 - J.S. Bach (3:34)