Musical Event: Radix Cello Quartet
Russian Cultural Center is excited to host this Musical Event – RADIX Cello Quartet Tribute Concert to Vagram Saradjian – a prominent musician of Armenian descent.
The RADIX Cello Quartet was formed in May 2019 and comprised of cellists Hasmik Vardanyan, Vyacheslav Dobrushkin, Bing Wei, and Hyeok Kwon. The quartet has been invited to participate in the Tallowood Concert Series, the Southeastern Musical Art Series in Oklahoma, the Concert Series of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine, Archway Gallery, and a benefit concert for Armenian children, organized by the City of Smile Charitable Foundation. The quartet has received high acclaim by Armenian and foreign critics. The quartet’s concerts have been reviewed in the “NOR HARATCH” bilingual (Armenian-French) article in Paris, Beirut, and LA.
The Musical Event will take place on Saturday, October 23, at 7 pm
RCC Our Texas, 2337 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005
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Tribute Concert to Vagram Saradjian
Georg Goltermann (1824 –1898) – “Religioso” from “2 Morceaux de Salon,
“Serenade” for four cellos, Op. 119, No.2
J.S. Bach (1685–1750) – Cello Suite No.6 (arr. for four cellos)
Guillaume Paque (1824–1876) – “Souvenir de Curis” for four cellos
Komitas (1868–1935) /Aslamazyan (1897–1978) – Armenian Folk Song
Henry Mancini (1924–1994) – “Moon River”
Vagram Saradjian was being compared with Mstislav Rostropovich, his teacher of eight years at the Moscow Conservatory. Mr. Saradjian was a former major prize winner at the Tchaikovsky and Geneva International Cello Competitions.
He served long-term teaching positions on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory, Connecticut College, Purchase Conservatory, Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music, and the University of Houston.
Mr. Saradjian’s extensive discography may be found on the Melodya and Art & Electronics labels and includes the Schumann and Honegger Cello Concertos with the Moscow Philharmonic (Valery Gergiev, Conductor), the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto no. 1, and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with the Moscow RTV Orchestra (Vladimir Fedoseev, Conductor), the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic (Fuat Mansurov, Conductor). Among his recent releases is the world premiere recording of Ilya Zelenka’s Cello Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic (Yuri Bashmet, Conductor).