Haik Kazazyan

Haik Kazazyan will perform Nov. 10, 2018, with the WSU Symphony Orchestra at Weber State University.

OGDEN — Weber State University's student symphony orchestra will present its Fall Concert here this weekend.

Joining the orchestra will be guest violin soloist Haik Kazazyan, from the Moscow Conservatory of Music.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Browning Center's Austad Auditorium on campus, 3848 Harrison Blvd. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and military, and $4.50 for students, available at weberstatetickets.com or 801-626-8500.

An Armenian violinist who currently teaches violin at the Russian conservatory, Kazazyan earned the bronze medal at the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. He also won the top prize in 2011 at the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest, Romania.

Kazazyan has performed as a soloist with many European and Russian orchestras, including the Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Orchestre de National de France, Russian National Orchestra, and the Moscow Philharmonic and Moscow Symphony Orchestras. In 2010, he released the album "Opera Fantasies" on the Delos label.

The WSU Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Francisco de Galvez, director of orchestral studies at Weber State. Kazazyan will perform the Paganini Violin Concerto No. 2, "La Campanella," with the WSU group.

Kazazyan will also present a violin workshop over the weekend. For more information on that, contact Shi-Hwa Wang at swang@weber.edu.

In addition to Saturday's performance at Weber, Kazazyan will also present a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the First Congregational Church, 2150 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City. Tickets for the solo recital are $10 for adults and $7 for students.

Contact Mark Saal at 801-625-4272, or msaal@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Saalman. Friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/MarkSaal.

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