Biography

Classical Pianist Karine Koroukian

Independent Piano and Theory Teacher, Late Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced
New York Metropolitan area, 1991 – Present.

Member of the Leschetizky Association & Vice President at BMTG
(Brooklyn Manhattan Teachers’ Guild)

Multi-lingual: English, French, Armenian and basic Arabic

 

My students in NYC participating in national tests, auditions and adjudicated recitals, have been awarded outstanding scores and passed with high merit and honor, including Leschetitzky awards based on talent recognition.

All of my students perform bi-annually in NY, and additional performing opportunities are offered to highly gifted students.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

My principle philosophy is to cultivate and nurture students’ natural talent to its optimal level, to reach their own personal goal, by providing the necessary technical tools to facilitate artistic expression and to develop versatile musicians.

Technical training is developed alongside musical appreciation and comparison to other art forms.

I believe in a respectful teacher/student relationship. Lessons are designed to be dynamic, creative, educational and filled with enthusiasm and fun.

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE:

Solo and chamber music performances in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Performance venues include:

Casino du Liban
Beirut, Lebanon

Leonardo Hall
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Steinway Hall
New York, NY

Strathmore Hall, Choral Rehearsal Room
Rockland, MD

Weigel Hall
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Farleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ

Concert Hall
Mannes College, the New School for Music
New York, NY

Paul Hall
Juilliard School of Music
New York, NY

COMPETITIONS:

Liszt & Ravel National Piano Competition, Beirut, Lebanon. First Prize winner.
Presidential Award by then President, Sheikh Amine Gemayel. 1988

Spanish Music Competition, Beirut, Lebanon.
First Prize Winner. Full scholarship awarded by the Spanish Consulate of Lebanon to study at the International Music Festival in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 1989

Numerous TV and Radio broadcasts in Beirut, Lebanon, and on WQXR in NYC.

SPECIALITIES:

5 years of training in Alexander Technique, which prevents the formation of bad habits and reduces physical tension through postural awareness.

1 year of teacher training in Dalcroze method from the Dalcroze School of Music, in New York.

EDUCATION:

Graduate from Mannes College, the New School for Music, NY, NY.

Former studies in performance at Mc Gill University in Montreal, Qc & University St. Esprit de Kaslik, Beirut, Lebanon.

Private teachers include: Charles Reiner, Diane Walsh, Pavlina Dokovska, Stefan Emiyan, Artur Papazian and Nelly Ben’Or.

Theory and music analysis studies with: Prof. Carl Shachter and Dr. Robert Cuckson.

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