Anoush Simonian, viola

Violist ANOUSH SIMONIAN is originally from Armenia and began her musical training at a young age.  At the age of 16 she gave her solo debut with the Delaware Symphony performing the Walton viola concerto.  She has also received prizes from the Padesta competition, the Matinee Musical Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Orchestra.   She received a scholarship to attend the Temple University's Pre-College division for gifted young musicians and served as principal violist there and at the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. 


Dr. Simonian received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School where she also serviced as principal violist of the Juilliard Symphony and the Juilliard Opera Orchestra.  At Juilliard Dr. Simonian was awarded the Gluck and Morse Fellowship Programs through which she taught music at P.S. 89 in New York City and performed in the city's hospitals. 


As an active chamber musician Dr. Simonian has attended the Juilliard Quartet and Mendelssohn Quartet seminars, and the Encore and Musicorda music festivals.   She has also performed with the Lenape Chamber Ensemble.  As a teacher Dr. Simonian has served on the faculty of New York State University's pre-college division, the Juilliard pre-college division, The United Nations International School and the School for Strings in New York City.  Dr. Simonian recently completed her Doctorate degree at State University of New York.  She resides in Mahwah, NJ with her husband George and children Ani and Alexander. 

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