Beethoven Concert hosted at MACC
The husband and wife duo of Grigor Khachatryan and Dina Neglia will present a joint concert of Piano and Violin Sonatas by Beethoven on Saturday, March 16, in the MACC Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. The concert will include Beethoven's Sonata in A Minor, Op. 23, Sonata in A Major, Op. 12 #2, and Sonata in C Minor, Op. 30.
Born in 1986 in Yerevan, Armenia, Grigor Khachatryan began playing the piano at the age of 9. In addition to public school, he attended No. 17 Music School of Yerevan and graduated with honors. In 2002, Grigor left his family and moved to the United States to pursue his dreams. Bedford, Indiana became his new home, and he began to pursue his musical studies at the Jacobs School of Music.
During his years in Bedford High School, Grigor participated in many state chamber competitions, performed with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, and concertized in many states on the East Coast. He completed the Bedford North Lawrence High school program in two years. He began his collegiate career at Indiana University in the Fall of 2004 with the Dean's Scholarship award under the tutelage of distinguished professor of piano, Luba Edlina-Dubinsky. Grigor went on to receive his Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance under her guidance. In May of 2011 he completed his Performer Diploma degree. In the Fall of 2011 Grigor has begun Doctoral studies in the Jacobs School of Music majoring in piano performance and minor in theory and composition.
Dina Maria Neglia, Italian violinist, began studying the violin at age 3. After graduating from high school, Dina began her collegiate career at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Violin Performance, Vocal Performance, and Italian language. After finishing her undergraduate work, Dina moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed her Master of Music Performance degree at The University of Michigan.
Presently, Dina is in her third year of doctoral studies at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where she studies with Professor Kevork Mardirossian. She is also working to obtain an academic minor in Music History & Literature, and is an Associate Instructor in Music Theory at Indiana University.