Levon MargaryanSecond Violin
An acclaimed Armenian born violinist with national and international solo and chamber music exposure and of extraordinary musical talents and skills. To date, Levon has won national and international awards and prizes for his violin excellence.
In 2007 Levon came to the United States to participate at Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies and Master Classes conducted by Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Kurt Sassmannshaus at the Juilliard School of Music. The same year he was given a full scholarship and was admitted to Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) to the class of the famous professor and concert violinist Vadim Gluzman.
Winning the CCPA Concerto Competition led him to a solo performance at Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millenium Park Chicago. Other solo and chamber music appearances include: Chicago Symphony Center; Leiszhallen Hamburg, Germany, Konzerthaus Gendarmenmarkt; Berlin, Germany. Professionally Levon has worked with well known conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Mark Elder, James Gaffigan, Jane Glover, Andreas Delfs to name a few.
He has performed internationally in competitions, concerts of celebrated music festivals, including International Music Competition ARD (Munich, Germany), Moritzburg Music Festival (Germany), European Competition (Greece), and “Russian Nights” (Hamburg, Germany).
Commercially, Levon has also collaborated in the music CD production of “Detroit Meadows”, with singer and songwriter Ellen Keyt. He also appeared as a violinist in a German film “Noahs Nachkommen - Musikalisches Armenien”. The film is about 1700 years of Christianity in Armenia, which was broadcasted by ARD, ZDF and WDR the most notable German national TV broadcasting stations.
Levon has a remarkable background in his musical study, from Yerevan Conservatory, Hochschule fur Musik und Theater from Roosevelt University, Chicago.
Currently Levon is a member of Alabama Symphony Orchestra with a residence in Birmingham, AL. He plays a violin by Giacomo e Leandro Bisiach. In his spare time he enjoys baking sourdough bread, practicing Tai Chi, and being a sushi chef. He lives with his wife and daughter in Pelham, AL.