FRESNO — Award winning pianist Sofya Melikyan will perform in recital as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series at Fresno State. The performance will take place at 8:00 pm on Friday, October 14 in the Concert Hall on the Fresno State campus. Melikyan will be performing works by Granados, Liebermann, Babadjanian, and Liszt.

The concert is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State, the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation, and the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Fresno Chapter.

Educated at the famed Royal Conservatory of Madrid and the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris, Sofya Melikyan is rapidly gaining international attention as one of the leading pianists of her generation. In her fast rising career she has already concertized in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, and Salle Cortot in Paris. Hailed for her “magnificent singing line and exquisite artistic sensibility,” this Armenian-born pianist is recognized as an artist with a unique voice combining “high-wire virtuosity” with “deep musical intuition and the ability to connect with the audience” (Mundoclasico).

General tickets for the Concert are available for $25 per person, for seniors at $18 per person, and students $5 per person. Ticket reservations for the concert may be made by calling 278-2337.

Tickets may also be purchased online at the following website: http://www.keyboardconcerts.com/concert-sofya-melikyan.aspx.

Free parking will be available in Lot P1 (Shaw and Maple entrance to campus). For more information please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 278-2669 or visit fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies.

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