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Artist Interview: Classical Pianist Sofya Melikyan Celebrates Armenian Heritage

Oct 13, 2016

Armenian-born classical pianist Sofya Melikyan has performed at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious halls across the globe. Now she brings her artistry to Fresno for a concert Friday October 14, 2016 that includes music by Franz Liszt and Granados, as well as Babadjanian and Liebermann. The concert is presented by the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series and Fresno State's Armenian Studies Department. Melikyan joined FM89's Joe Moore in our studio to talk about her career, including life growing up in Yerevan, studies in Spain and France, and about performing classical music in unconventional venues -  like the nightclub setting of New York City's Zinc Bar.