For the fourth concert of the 84th season, Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan, will join the BSO. This concert will be held at the Rabobank Theater on March 12, 2016 at 7:30PM. Purchase your tickets through AXS.com, BSOnow.org, by calling the BSO office at 661-323-7928, or through the Rabobank Box Office.
Boris Allakhverdyan is the Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City. Mr. Allakhverdyan is a founding member of the Prima Trio, the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal winner of the prestigious 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Allakhverdyan has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra and the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommen Festival in Germany and the Emilia Romagna Music Festival in Italy. Mr. Allakhverdyan is a winner of Rimsky-Korsakov International Woodwind Competition, Rozanov International Clarinet Competition, Hellam Concerto Competition, the Tuesday Musical and the Oberlin Concerto competitions.
An active educator, Mr. Allakhverdyan served on faculty at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and Interlochen Clarinet Institute in Michigan. He has given master classes at Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Oregon University, University Missouri-Kansas City, Colorado Music Festival and Latin American Clarinet Academy in Caracas, Venezuela and Shenzhen International Music Festival in Shenzhen, China. As a chamber musician, Boris Allakhverdyan has performed throughout the United States and Europe on such series as Chicago Chamber Music Society, La Jolla Athenaeum, Dumbarton Oaks, the Dayton Art Institute, City Music Columbus, Da Camera Society, Fontana Chamber Arts and Cleveland Chamber Music Society.