Edvard Pogossian (cello) was the proud Overall Winner, Strings Winner and Audience Prize Winner at the Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition in 2022.
As the 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 under the direction of Itzhak Perlman. The Chicago Tribune praised Edvard’s performance for his ‘astonishing musical and technical maturity’, as well as his ‘winning lightness of touch to everything he played, combined with a velvety tone’. In the summer of 2016 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 honour to play the Saint- Saens Cello Concerto with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Walt Disney Hall. He was most recently an Advanced Diploma student at the Royal Academy of Music with John Myerscough and spent four years studying as Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Gary Hoffman. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School studying with Natasha Brofsky, and of Royal College of Music with Richard Lester. Edvard has attended Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop, Kneisel Hall, and most recently the Marlboro Festival, where he has been through 2022. Highly committed to chamber music, he is a member of Trio Isimsiz, who have performed throughout Europe, most notably at the Wigmore Hall. Edvard was a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship through his four years at the Juilliard School.