We are pleased to announce that Anoush Tchakarian has joined our music school teaching Elite Artistry lessons on piano in our Mt. Lebanon location.
Anoush Tchakarian started playing piano at the age of four and at the age of five she was accepted in the first of its kind class for gifted children at the Music High School “Lubomir Pipkov” in her native city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Her first solo recital took place in 1987.
In 1997 Anoush graduated the school with excellent Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy Diplomas in the piano class of Vera Mitcheva. Afterward she successfully took her exceptional Piano Performance Bachelor Degree at the National Music Conservatory “P. Vladigerov” in Sofia, in the piano class of Prof. Marina Kapatsinskaya and in the chamber music class of Prof. Dimitar Kozev. During these years, Anoush participated in several national and international festivals in Bulgaria, England, and Finland as soloist as well as with different chamber music ensembles. She also participated in many national and international master classes coached by outstanding pianists such as Prof. Boris Bloch, Prof. Marco Tezza, and Prof. Bruce Voght.
Anoush is a laureate from various national competitions with Second Prize from the National Competition for German and Austrian Music, and winner of the Special Prize of His Excellency the German Ambassador in Bulgaria. She was a soloist of the National Music Conservatory Orchestra in 2001 in Sofia, and soloist of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra in Pittsburgh in 2004 as the winner of the Concerto Competition. Anoush performed numerous solo recitals and charity concerts with a vast piano and harpsichord repertoire. She has great experience as a collaborative pianist and participated in different chamber music ensembles. She has made various recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio, the Bulgarian National Television, and WQED Multimedia, Pittsburgh, PA.
In February of 2006 Anoush won the Western Pennsylvania Steinway Society Piano Competition.
She is also a member of the National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda, and the Women’s Advisory Board at Duquesne University. In 2013, Anoush won Award of Excellence for her performance of Ravel’s Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit in the Global Music Awards Competition, La Jolla, California.
Currently she is an adjunct professor of piano in the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, and piano faculty in City Music Center.