Edvard Pogossian

Edvard Pogossian, cello (Los Angeles, CA), studies with Natasha Brofsky at the Juilliard School. As a recent winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Edvard performed the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations at David Geffen Hall in New York and at the Harris Theater in Chicago with the Juilliard Orchestra and under the direction of Itzhak Perlman. He performed the Rococo Variations with the Boston Pops in Symphony Hall on the annual “Armenian Night at the Pops” concert. He was also the winner of the inaugural Los Angeles Philharmonic Young Artists Competition, giving him the honor to play the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Walt Disney Hall. Edvard is a long-time participant in the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival in New Hampshire, and has also attended the Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop and Kneisel Hall. He has studied in Los Angeles with Paul Cohen and Rick Mooney, and spent two years studying with Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Young Artists Academy. He represented the Juilliard School in a recent performance for the First Lady of China, and is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship from the Juilliard School. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2016, 2017)