Sergei Babayan at Bach Week review- Baroque music as spiritual experience

Sergei Babayan
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After the intermission, Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan swept the concert away. Aptly and often described as a “genius”, Babayan is the winner of numerous international competitions. He frequently appears as a soloist with internationally renowned orchestras and has collaborated with numerous illustrious conductors and other artists. In 1996, he founded the Sergei Babayan International Piano Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he is also an Artist-in-Residence.

Although his programming often includes Romantic composers such as Rachmaninoff, and modern works by composers such as Witold Lutoslawski, György Ligeti, Carl Vine and Arvo Pärt, he is also recognized for his prominent interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach.
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