Narek Hakhnazaryan, the brilliant cellist, was born in 1988. Can you remember what you were doing in 1988? That makes Hakhnazaryan 24 years old. He may be young in years, but he plays with passion and talent. Noreen Cassidy-Polera accompanied Hakhnazaryan on a new Steinway with panache. The Ramsi Tick Concert Series audience gave Hakhnazaryan and Cassidy-Polera several standing ovations (I was one of them). If this duo shows up in your town, they’re well worth hearing.
Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 Robert Schumann
Sonata in A Major Cesar Franck
Sonata Gyorgi Ligeti
Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nocturne, Op 16, No. 54 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Polonaise Billiante, Op. 3 Federic Chopin