Garnik Goukasian, Violin

Master of Violin Performance from the St. Petersburg Conservatory; studied with Elena Komarova. Featured soloist of St. Petersburg Student Orchestra and Yerevan Chamber Orchestra. Professor of Violin at Sofia Music School (1981-90). Solo recitals at Yerevan, Edmonton (Canada), and faculty recitals at HNMC. From 1981 to 1990, he worked in the  Bulgarian Radio Orchestra and Festival Orchestra. Performed and recorded with Valery Gergiev, Emil Tchakarov, Maurizio Arena, and Alexander Lazarev; toured Spain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Greece, Poland, and Japan.

Member of Spokane Symphony (1990 – 2010). Faculty member at HNMC since 1991. Co-director of Honors Chamber Music Program. Web page:


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