Senekeremian, Lee to Perform

On Wednesday, April 5 at 12:10 p.m., the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts program will be performed live in the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave.

Cellist Joo Lee and pianist Harout Senekeremian will perform duo works by Samuel Barber (American, 1910-1981) “Sonata for Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 6” (1932), “Allegro ma non troppo,” “Adagio-Presto” and “Allegro appassionato;” Antonin Dvorak (Czech, 1841-1904) “Silent Woods, Op. 68” (1883), George N. Gianopoulos “Gianopedie” and Robert Schumann (German, 1810-1856) “Fantasiestucke, Op. 73” (1849), “Zart und mit Ausdruck” (“Tender and with expression”), “Lebhaft, leicht” (“Lively, light”) and “Rasch und mit Feuer” (“Quick and with fire”).

Joo Lee is an LA-based cellist who loves to balance performances and life. She plays with many ensembles, such as Delirium Musicum, and plays for orchestras including San Bernardino and Santa Barbara Symphony orchestras, and LA Opera. Lee has recorded for media like “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “Star Trek” series, “League of Legends,” “Onward” and “The Call of the Wild.” She has been invited to teach masterclasses and to judge for numerous competitions.

Lee enjoys hiking and running. She received honors at Juilliard School Prep, BM from New England Conservatory and MM from University of Southern California.

Harout Senekeremian began playing the piano at the age of 4 with the encouragement of his father. His first teacher was Vatche Mankerian, who studied at the University of Southern California. Senekeremian started actively building and solidifying his technique under Mankerian’s supervision. At age 9, he began studying under the tutelage of Dr. Louise Lepley at the prestigious Colburn School of Performing Arts. There he played in many master classes with pianists Yefim Bronfman, Robert Levin and Earl Wild, among others. In 1997, Senekeremian performed Mendelossohn’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” with the Glendale Symphony. He also actively collaborated in chamber music groups including a live performance of Brahms’ “C Minor Quartet” on 91.5 KUSC. Upon high school graduation, Senekeremian entered the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying piano with Alvin Chow. In his freshman year at Oberlin he had played all of Liszt’s “Transcendental Études” and in his sophomore year he held a two-night concert performing all 10 “Scriabin Sonatas.” At Oberlin, Senekeremian performed Rachmaninoff’s “Second Piano Concerto in C Minor, Op. 18” with the conservatory orchestra. Upon graduation, Senekeremian began his masters under Arkady Aranov at the Manhattan School of Music. Senekeremian has taken a keen interest in non-traditional repertoire with a specialization in the solo piano music of French composer Charles-Valentin Alkan, playing in concert all of the composer’s major works. He is also an eager participant in the performance of new music.