At Schmitt Music, the duo’s performance will include selections by Beethoven, Brahms, and Schubert – CLICK HERE to view the program.
Watch the duo’s recent performance of J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonata in E major:
Dr. Grigor Khachatryan
Born in Yerevan, Armenia, pianist-composer Dr. Grigor Khachatryan began his musical studies at Barsej Kanachyan’s Music School of Yerevan, where he graduated with honors. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Khachatryan moved to the United States and continued his musical development at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of distinguished professor of piano, Luba Edlina-Dubinsky with the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship award, where he earned his Bachelor, Master, Performer Diploma and Doctorate degrees.
During his graduate studies, he served as Junior Faculty of Piano at the Jacobs School of Music, where he taught undergraduate and graduate piano courses. Along with degrees in Piano Performance, Dr. Khachatryan also earned academic minors in Composition and Music Theory.
Recent highlights include Dr. Khachatryan’s debut at Carnegie Hall and the 2016-2017 national concert tour with the Concordia Symphony Orchestra during which he performed Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto. Currently, Dr. Khachatryan is working on premiering, recording and publishing two of his large piano sonatas. In addition, Dr. Khachatryan has recently been invited to join the prestigious faculty of the renowned Northern Light Music Festival.
Dr. Khachatryan actively concertizes as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout the United States making close to hundred appearances annually. He is equally passionate about composing new music and educating the young musical minds of our generation at Concordia College, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Piano.
Dr. Dina Neglia-Khachatryan
Violinist Dr. Dina Maria Neglia-Khachatryan enjoys a multifaceted musical career. Dedicated equally to teaching, scholarship, and performance, Dr. Neglia-Khachatryan has served as part of the select appointed junior faculty at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as an Associate Instructor in Music Theory, as Lecturer of Strings at Vincennes University (IN) where she served to develop their string program, and most recently, as Lecturer of Upper Strings at North Dakota State University.
As a performer, Dr. Neglia-Khachatryan finds it important to be immersed in a variety of musical mediums. She has been featured on MPR Classical Radio in collaboration with Ensemble Mélange and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. In addition, Dr. Neglia-Khachatryan regularly performs around the country with Armenian pianist and husband, Dr. Grigor Khachatryan, as a member of Duo Neglia-Khachatryan.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Neglia-Khachatryan has had the honor to perform for Josef Gingold, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Jorja Fleezanis, Menahem Pressler, The Borromeo String Quartet, The Cavani String Quartet, and The St. Lawrence String Quartet, among others. Other notable concerts include performances by invitation for Former President George W. Bush and Former Vice President Dick Cheney, and a special performance by invitation of the Sindaco di Enna for the region of Castrogiovanni, Sicily celebrating the life’s work of her great-uncle, renowned Sicilian composer, Francesco Paolo Neglia.
Dr. Neglia-Khachatryan earned her Doctorate in Violin Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she also obtained an academic minor in Music History and Literature. She received her graduate degree in Violin Performance from The University of Michigan, and her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Violin Performance along with concentrations in Vocal Performance and Italian Literature. Her principal teachers include Ms. Maria Neglia, Dr. Bruce Berg, Professor Yehonatan Berick, and Professor Kevork Mardirossian.