Dora Serviarian-Kuhn

Dora Serviarian-Kuhn - piano.
Born in Lebanon of Armenian parentage, Dora Serviarian-Kuhn is considered the leading interpreter of the Khachaturian Piano Concerto, having played it more than any other living pianist throughout the world to great acclaim. Gramophone Magazine's Ivan March reviewed this recording as "Easily the finest account of Khachaturian's Piano Concerto… this new version on ASV is the one to have… what primarily makes this performance memorable is Serviarian-Kuhn's sense of fantasy, so that her various cadential passages, for all their brilliance, are charismatically quixotic rather than just bravura displays."
The Penguin Guide (2002 Edition) states that Dora Serviarian-Kuhn "provides a clear first recommendation for a modern version...easily the finest account to have appeared on disc since the pioneering versions of Moura Lympany and William Kapell."
Ms. Serviarian-Kuhn has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States, Asia and Latin America, including the Austin, Eastman Philharmonia, Colorado, Utah and Long Beach symphonies, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic, and the national orchestras of Venezuela, Chile, Mexico and Honduras. Her performance with the Orchestra Nacional de Cuba and her five concerts with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra in Hanoi, Hue and Saigon marked the first appearances by an American soloist in many years.
Ms. Serviarian-Kuhn has performed with three leading orchestras in the People's Republic of China, including the China National Symphony Orchestra, with whom she introduced the Khachaturian Piano Concerto for its first performance in China.
Commencing her performing career at age four in Beirut, Ms. Serviarian-Kuhn received her B.A. in Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her M.A. in Piano from the University of Southern California. A visually innovative approach to classical music video featuring Ms. Serviarian-Kuhn performing the third movement of the Khachaturian concerto is currently being broadcast nationally on Classic Arts Showcase and has also been aired on A&E's Breakfast with the Arts. She developed, and is executive producer of, a documentary film on the life and music of Khachaturian, directed by Peter Rosen, which was released in late 2003.


Khachaturian - "A Musician and His Fatherland" (DVD-NTSC)

Khachaturian - "A Musician and His Fatherland" (DVD-NTSC)

4298A film about one composer's life and music during the great Soviet experimentWinner - Best Docum..


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