Edvard Pogossian (cello) is currently Young Artist in Residence at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapelle in Belgium, studying with renowned cellist Gary Hoffman, and is simultaneously pursuing a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music (London) with Richard Lester. As a winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Edvard performed the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations at David Geffen Hall in New York and at the Harris Theater in Chicago with the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of Itzhak Perlman. The Chicago Tribune praised Edvard’s performance for his “astonishing musical and technical maturity,” as well as his “winning lightness of touch to everything he played, combined with a velvety tone.” Some of the performance highlights include solo appearances with Boston Pops and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras, as well as chamber performances at Carnegie Hall, Zipper Hall, Louvre, and on NPR’s From the Top radio show. Edvard will be returning this summer to the Marlboro Music Festival, and has also participated at Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop, Kneisel Hall, and Apple Hill festivals. He has studied previously with Rick Mooney, Ronald Leonard, Natasha Brofsky, and was a recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship from the Juilliard School.
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