Daily Joy: Rhapsody by Edward Baghdasarian

We love hearing the unique and creative ways our young musicians interpret a piece of music.

For today’s Daily Joy, watch talented violinist Haig Hovsepian’s dramatic performance of an Armenian piece by Edward Baghdasarian.

Haig Hovsepian is a rising senior at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying under the direction of Professor Ilya Kaler. He began his violin studies at the age of 4, and joined the New England Conservatory Prep Division in 2013.

In 2015 and 2016 Haig won a series of concerto competitions leading to solo performances with various orchestras. That was followed by the Max Reger Ambassador Award and several appearances with NPR’s From the Top. Among other venues, Haig has performed at Carnegie, Symphony, and Jordan Halls.

In 2017 he became the laureate at the “Renaissance” International Competition (Armenia). Following his victory at the Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in June 2018, he made his debut with Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

Haig is also an avid saxophone player and a former member of his high school’s Wind Ensemble, award winning Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo.