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Under The Beams: The Aznavoorian Duo
March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Marta Aznavoorian, each a renowned soloist and chamber musician in her own right, together celebrate the sounds of their ancestral homeland, Armenia, as they release their 2022 debut album called “Veiled Mountain; Gems from Armenia.”
Cellist Ani is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician with some of the most recognized ensembles, and she has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Winner of numerous prestigious awards, Ani received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where, as a first-year student, she was the youngest ever to win the institution’s cello concerto competition. Pianist Marta is known for her inspiringly spirited playing and vast emotional reach. The multi-Grammy nominated artist has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Making her professional debut at 13 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Marta also has many awards and accolades including First Prize in the Stravinsky International Competition, Presidential Scholar with an invitation to play at the White House and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She received her Bachelor degree and Artist Diploma at Indiana University and Master Degree from New England Conservatory. She is faculty at DePaul University and the Music Institute of Chicago where she is also Artist in Residence. The talent and connection between the sisters is stunning, found only in families surrounded with the love of music.