Boston Concert Features Work by Local Composer Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee


BOSTON — The Ip Piano School will host its 24th Annual Concerto Concert at the Boston University Tsai Performance Center on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. The concert will be led by Chilean-born conductor, Gonzalo Farias, and will feature Concertino No. 2 Op. 113 for piano and string orchestra composed by local Armenian woman composer Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee. The Concertino will be performed by 11-year-old Ethan Kasparian Weisman.

A native of Massachusetts, Goolkasian Rahbee began her musical training as a pianist, studying both at Juilliard and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She later studied in Boston with Lily Dumont, Russell Sherman and Veronica Jochum.

Goolkasian Rahbee began focusing on composing at the age of 40 and has produced a significant body of works for piano solo, orchestra, instrumental ensembles, percussion and voice. Her music (including this Concertino) reflects influences of Armenian folk music. Goolkasian Rahbee’s works have been performed in Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia and throughout the US.

To purchase tickets for the 24th Annual Concerto Concert, e-mail [email protected]. General admission is $20 and there is free parking at the rear of the Tsai Performance Center.