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Hoorig Poochikian

Armenian- American violinist Hoorig Taline Poochikian began playing the violin with her mother at the age of six. She has performed at a number of venues across North America including Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Merkin Hall and the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada. She has also performed in Armenia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Hoorig recently completed her doctoral degree in violin performance at Stony Brook University, studying with Hagai Shaham, Arnaud Sussmann, Phil Setzer and Jennifer Frautschi. An avid chamber musician, Hoorig has studied and performed in masterclasses with many distinguished artists such as Arnold Steinhardt, Laurence Lesser, and Gil Kalish. She has also had the privilege of collaborating with members of the Emerson String Quartet, Avalon String Quartet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, pianist Christina Dahl and composer Vache Sharafyan. Hoorig recently made her live radio broadcast debut on Classical KING FM in Seattle. She completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Ottawa on a full- tuition international arts scholarship, studying with Yehonatan Berick and her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Maryland on a full-tuition creative and performing arts scholarship, studying with Dr. James Stern. Formerly an associate member of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Hoorig has held leadership positions in several orchestras. With a special passion for education, Hoorig teaches privately and at several music schools, in the DC metro area where she currently resides. 

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Upcoming Events

April 12, 2024: House Concert with Galatea Chamber Music 
7:30 pm in Silver Spring, MD. Private event, invitation only. 

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April 13, 2024: Galatea Chamber Music Beethoven & Debussy String Quartets

4pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls, VA.  Free admission, open to the public, donations accepted. 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. 

April 14, 2024: House Concert with Galatea Chamber Music 

4:30pm in Falls Church, VA. Private event, invitation only. 

May 4, 2024: Galatea Chamber Music Spring Trio Concert 
7:30pm at Galilee Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach, VA. Free admission, open to the public, donations accepted. 3928 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA. 
May 5, 2024: Galatea Chamber Music Spring Trio Concert 
2pm at Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, VA. Free admission, open to the public, donations accepted. 208 N High Street, Franklin, VA. 
July 13, 2024: Washington Musica Viva Beethoven and Dvorak with Carl Banner, piano

7:30pm in Tacoma Park, MD. Buy tickets here

July 27, 2024: Lumi Trio plays Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor and Piazzolla Four Seasons

7:00pm in Washington D.C. Buy tickets here, under 18 free. 1739 P Street NW.

August 17, 2024: Galatea Chamber Music Week Faculty Concert, Schubert and Dvorak String Quartets

3:00pm in Virginia Beach, VA. Free admission. RSVP here. 3229 Macdonald Rd. 

August 24, 2024: Washington Musica Viva Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata and "The Sleeping Beauty Sonata" 

 7:30pm in Tacoma Park, MD. With Carl Banner, piano and Anne Becker, poet.  Buy Tickets here. 7502 Flower Ave. 

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