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Garik Terzian

Garik Terzian

Associate Principal Violoncello
EDUCATION University of Southern California, Armenian State Conservatory 
FUN FACT I enjoy hosting guests
HOBBIES Travel, wine tasting, visiting museums, hiking


Mr. Terzian has performed extensively throughout the former Soviet Union, United States, Mexico, Spain, Ireland and Czech Republic. He has frequently appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in Armenia, Mexico and United States. He has worked at Armenian State Chamber Orchestra, Armenian Vertuosi Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of Los Angeles based Accento Piano Trio and Los Angeles Cello Quartet.

Mr. Terzian began to study cello at the age of six with his father in former Chekoslovakia. Mr. Terzian continued his music education in Armenia at Babadjanian College of Music, followed by the Yerevan State Conservatory. Awarded a merit scholarship from the University of Southern California, he continued his education at USC's Thornton School of Music under the direction of distinguished professor Ronald Leonard, where he received Master of Music Degree in Cello Performance.

Mr. Terzian has performed in Aram Khachaturian Music Festival in Spain, the Chamber Music Festival in Dublin, Ireland and Beverly Hills International Music Festival. He is the First Place winner of the Young Musicians Competition and Armenian Philharmonic Concerto Competition both in Yerevan, Armenia. Mr. Terzian has made number of recordings for Television and Radio Stations in the former Soviet Union and United States. He has been featured in live radio broadcasts on KUSC "Sundays at Four", Los Angeles.

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