At 21 years-old, violist Cara Pogossian is currently a Junior at the Curtis Institute of Music, under the tutelage of Hsin-Yun Huang, and is a Co-Principal of the Curtis Orchestra. As a member of the Aurielle String Quartet, she is a Bronze Medal winner of the 2017 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. Cara has attended the Taos School of Music (NM), the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program (VT), and the Perlman Music Program (NY), and will be attending Ravinia’s Stearns Music Institute this summer. Previously, she studied with Paul Coletti at the Colburn Music Academy, and also with Che-Yen (Brian) Chen. Cara has also taken private lessons with Kim Kashkashian, Misha Amory, Roger Tapping, Carla Maria Rodrigues, and Roberto Diaz. Cara was recently featured on NPR’s “From the Top” radio show, performing Brahms’ Viola Sonata with the host Christopher O’Riley, and has also performed at several high-profile concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Zipper Hall (LA), and in Toronto. Cara is an organizer of several Music for Food performances at the Montrose (CA) Farmers Market, raising funds for local food banks.
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