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Name: Sarkis Garo Baltaian
Skills: Soloist, Teacher, Chamber musician (Piano)
Phone: +1 626 296 1695
Fax: +1 626 296 1695
Address: 2144 New York Drive, Altadena,CA 91001, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Sarkis Baltaian, emerging as one of the most promising young pianists of his generation, has gained an international reputation as a concert pianist,soloist,chamber musician and recording artist. Praised by critics for his "beautiful tone and ability to project even the most delicate pianissimos" and compared to George Gershwin and Oscar Levant for his performance of Gershwin's Concerto in F, Mr.Baltaian made his Carnegie Hall Debut in 1999 and has performed extensively throughout the United States,Austria,Holland,Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Mr.Baltaian is the 1999 winner of the USC Piano Concerto Competition. He is also a Grand Prize winner of the Allied Arts Association Competition, the "Young Piano Virtuosi" International Competition in the Czech Republic and the "Svetoslav Obretenov" National Competition in Bulgaria. His festival appearances include the Aspen International Music Festival,Holland Music Sessions and Plovdiv International Chamber Music Festival.

Sarkis Baltaian, of Armenian descent was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and began to study piano at the age of four with Rositza Ivancheva at the "Dobrin Petkov" Music School. Awarded a merit scholarship from the University of Southern California, he continued his education at USC where he received the Bachelor and Masters of Music Degrees. His principal teacher has been John Perry and he has also worked with various musicians such as Sergiu Commisiona,Larry Livingston,Vasil Kazandjiev,Emile Naumoff,Karl-Ulrich Schnabel,Gyorgy Sandor,John O'Connor,Germaine Muniet,Lee Kum-Sing,Nina Scolnik,Milton Stern,Sergei Dorensky,Dmitri Bashkirov.



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