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Marina Chamasyan

5 Cheval Court

Sterling, VA  20164

Phone:  571-426-1995

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Instruments taught:  Piano, Theory, Music History

Education:  Doctor of Musical Arts, The Catholic University of America; Master of Music, Amsterdam Conservatory in The Netherlands and Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Bachelor of Music from Yerevan Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan.

Affiliations:  MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), NVMTA (Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association), Wolf Trap Performing Arts

Activities Services:  Performer, Teacher, Chamber Musician

Additional Info Specialties:  Armenian born pianist Marina Chamasyan is a winner of national and international competitions including the First National Piano Competition in Armenia, Marjorie Conrad Duo Competition, The Catholic University of America Concerto Competition, and the winner of the Ravel Prize at Ibla Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy. These achievements led to solo and chamber music performances across the US and Europe, and solo appearance with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra in Khachaturian Concerto Hall in Yerevan, Armenia.

Marina received her undergraduate degree in Yerevan Conservatory. She continued her graduate studies in the United States where she earned an Artist Diploma and a masters degree. In 2005 Marina went to Amsterdam Conservatory where she did extensive research in Beethoven's late piano music. In 2007 she earned her second masters degree from Amsterdam Conservatory. Her teachers include Nina Avakova, Anahit Bodganian, Uriel Tsachor, Willem Brons and Ivo Kaltchev.  Marina is a recipient of a fellowship grant from Gilmore Music Festival and Performing Arts fellowship from Armenian General Benevolent Union. She also studied with Claude Frank, Vikor Merzhanov, André Watts, Vladimir Tropp and Boris Berman. Marina actively collaborates with sisters Monika and Arminé. During the 2009 season, Marina and Monika made their Carnegie Weill Hall debut performing works by Armenian composers.  Marina taught at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands where she collaborated with Johan van der Linden, soprano saxophonist of Aurelia quartet. Together they commissioned works by living Dutch composers and performed numerous recitals and festivals across the Netherlands. Her Amsterdam solo recital at Cristofori was broadcast on the National Radio 4 Classik in the Netherlands.

In the 2011 and 2012 season Marina was engaged to accompany the Air Force Chamber Music Series and presented recitals in venues across Northern Virginia and Washington DC. In the summer of 2012 Marina performed with the National Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Rosenberg. Marina performed Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals at the National Music Festival with a narration by distinguished NPR personality - Liane Hanson.  From 2009 through 2012, Marina was invited to performed for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) "Meet the Artist" series for communities in Northern Virginia.  Since 2009, Marina has been teaching at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center in Virginia where she resides.

Available as Performer: Yes

Available as Accompanist: Yes

Renea Duelm

20835 Derrydale Square

Potomac Falls, VA  20165

Phone:  703-727-4685

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Website: (Currently under construction)

Instruments taught:   Piano

Education:  Piano Performance, emphasis on Pedagogy, James Madison University School of Music


Activities/Services:   Private piano lessons, including technic, theory, and a variety of repertoire. Recitals, preparation for other performances and school music auditions

Additional Info/Specialties:   I provide a very warm and encouraging environment for students to learn and grow musically.  I relate well with all ages.

Available as Performer:   No

Available as Accompanist:   Yes

Shohreh Ghajar

46890 Antioch Place

Sterling, VA  20164

Phone: 703-638-2088

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Instruments taught:  Piano




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Sharon Reck
57 Whittingham Circle
Sterling, VA  20165
Phone:  703-674-6617
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Instruments taught:  Piano
Education:  BM in Piano Performance, James Madison University
Affiliations: FLMF - President;   National Guild of Piano Teachers, Chairman of Sterling/Herndon Center
Activities/Services:  Two Recitals, Holiday Hospital Performances, Ensemble Festival; Annual Piano Guild Auditions
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Available as Performer:  Yes
Available as Accompanist:  Yes

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