Cellist Edvard Pogossian 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.” He has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the New Mexico Philharmonic. Edvard attended Yellow Barn and the Marlboro Festival from 2019 to 2022. Highly committed to chamber music, he is a member of Trio Isimsiz, who have performed throughout Europe, most notably at the Wigmore Hall. He is a frequent guest principal cello in the Royal Northern Sinfonia.