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The Philadelphia St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church’s “Seroonian” Armenian Community Center is located behind St. Gregory’s at 8701 Ridge Avenue. It has served as the central community gathering point for the Philadelphia Armenian community since 1981. Seeronian Hall hosts a variety of activities, which include Friday night dinners, organizational meetings, and private events.

 

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  • Gohar Vardanyan – April 27, 2014 at Trinity Center for Urban Life  22nd & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Gohar Vardanyan – April 27, 2014 at Trinity Center for Urban Life 22nd & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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    At the 2014 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Semifinal Round Gohar Vardanyan, a Armenian guitarist  will be performing a closing concert.

    Saturday, April 27 5:30pm in Presser Hall at the Trinity Center for Urban Life  22nd & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    $25, 15 student/senior, $10 member

    Widely admired for her technique and artistry, Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few.

    She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United Stated on the program “From the Top” and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest artist at the “Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra” in Panama and the Hamilton International Guitar Festival in Canada. Guitar International Magazine has described her as “the complete package,” “with a musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is required of any concert level guitarist.”

    Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan. At the age of eight, she gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National Television. She was the first prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest “Amadeus” and was accepted into the prestigious group, “New Names,” for talented young musicians. She performed in numerous concert venues in Armenia, including Komitas Chamber Music Hall and the Small Philharmonic Hall. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School.

    In 2001, Ms. Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was awarded the Young Artist’s Certificate from Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory. Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

     

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  • Sima Trio at Eastern University – A Trio of Armenian Musicans – April 27, 2014

    Sima Trio at Eastern University – A Trio of Armenian Musicans – April 27, 2014

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  • Philadelphia Armenian Genocide Walk – April 26, 2014

    Philadelphia Armenian Genocide Walk – April 26, 2014

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  • ARF Philadelphia May 28th Celebration – May 31, 2014

    ARF Philadelphia May 28th Celebration – May 31, 2014

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