Glendale resident and violinist Movses Pogossian received the annual Forte Award that goes to California “visionaries championing new and modern classical music” by Jacaranda, a musical organization that puts on a series of concerts.
Pogossian studied violin in Armenia where he completed his doctorate. At 19, he became the youngest ever first-prize winner of the USSR National Violin Competition. Since making his critically acclaimed American debut with the Boston Pops performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in 1990, Pogossian has recorded various new music compositions and is the artistic director for the Dilijan Chamber Music Series.
Pogossian received the award during Jacaranda’s recent concert in January.
The next Jacaranda concert is on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and features the music of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Schnittke. Visit www.jacarandamusic.org.