Holy Cross Professor to give Piano Concert

WORCESTER, Mass. – Emma Tahmiziàn, a pianist, will give her first concert at Holy Cross on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., Concert Hall.  The program, which will include J.S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasy; selected etudes by Debussy, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Chopin, and Ligeti; and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, is free and open to the public.

Tahmiziàn, who joined the music department at Holy Cross as an assistant professor this fall, received her master's of music from The Juilliard School.  A first-prize winner in the Robert Schumann International Competition at the age of 19, she has also won prizes in other international competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Leeds, Tchaikovsky, Montreal, Bach, Smetana, and Pro Musicis.

Recent recital appearances include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Jordan Hall, The Smithsonian Institute, and the Los Angeles County Art Museum.  She has recorded for Balkanton, Koch International, Premier Recordings, and New World Records.