Movses Pogossian made his American debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Boston Pops in 1990, about which the Boston Globe wrote: “There is freedom in his playing, but also taste and discipline. It was a fiery, centered, and highly musical performance…” Laureate of several competitions, including the Tchaikovsky International Competition, he performs worldwide in a wide variety of genres. A devoted chamber musician and Founding Artistic Director of the acclaimed Dilijan Chamber Music Series, Pogossian has performed with members of the Tokyo, Kronos, and Brentano string quartets, and with such artists as Kim Kashkashian, Jeremy Denk, Lynn Harrell, Ani and Ida Kavafian, and Rohan de Saram. He frequently collaborates with the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, teaching annually at their summer music festival since 1992. A committed champion of new music, Pogossian has premiered over 100 works, and works closely with composers such as G. Kurtág, K. Saariaho, T. Mansurian, Gabriela Lena Frank, and many others. Pogossian’s extensive discography includes the Complete Sonatas and Partitas by J. S. Bach, “Con Anima” (ECM), and solo CDs “Inspired by Bach”, “Blooming Sounds”, “In Nomine”, and, most recently, “Hommage à Kurtág” (2022). Pogossian is Distinguished Professor of Violin at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and Founding Director of the UCLA Armenian Music Program. As Head of the Music for Food’s Los Angeles Chapter, he actively participates in projects which raise awareness of the hunger problem and give the opportunity to experience the powerful role music can play as a catalyst for change.