Grammy-Winning Violist Kim Kashkashian
Returns to the Dilijan Series
for a Program of Premieres by Mansurian and Avanesov

Kim Kashkashian

Kim Kashkashian, internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola, headlines the January 18 concert of the Dilijan Chamber Music Series at Colburn School's Zipper Hall. The festive program features World Premieres by Tigran Mansurian and Artur Avanesov, as well as Ensecu's Violin Sonata No. 3 "In Romanian Folk Style", and Mendelssohn's String Quintet No. 2. The participating distinguished artists are violinists Varty Manouelian and Movses Pogossian, violist Juan Miguel Hernandez, and cellist Karen Ouzounian.

The 10th Anniversary Season of the Dilijan Series features a remarkable lineup of universally admired artists of international reputation, such as violinists Ani and Ida Kavafian, Martin Beaver, and Guillaume Sutre, violists Kim Kashkashian and Paul Coletti, cellists Clive Greensmith and Antonio Lysy, percussionist Kuniko Kato, soprano Tony Arnold, and clarinetist Michele Zukovsky, among others. In celebration of its anniversary, the Dilijan Series have commissioned ten new works, to be premiered throughout the season.

Founded in 2005 by members of the Glendale-based Lark Musical Society, the Dilijan Chamber Music Series is dedicated to promoting Armenian chamber music and culture, as well as showcasing masterpieces of Western classical music. Tickets are available by calling (818) 500-9997, at the door, or online at Visit Dilijan's YouTube Channel at

Avanesov - Je Ne Regrette Rien (2010) - US Premiere
Avanesov - Selected pieces from cycle "Feux Follets" (2014) - World Premiere
Enescu - Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 25
Mansurian - Duet for Violin and Viola (2014) - World Premiere
Mendelssohn - String Quintet No. 2, Op. 87

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