Haig Hovsepian

2016-2017 SEASON

Haig Hovsepian started his violin studies at age 4 with Narine Dolukhanian, then Mark Lakirovich and Anna Korsunsky. Since joining NEC Prep in 2012 he studied with Jason Horowitz, Kyoko Horowitz, and is currently a student of Lynn Chang and Angelo Xiang Yu. He also studied with Gerardo Ribeiro and Ivan Zenaty (Meadowmount), and Hamayak Dourgarian (Spain).

At age 11, Haig received his first award at the MMTA competition, followed by a Gold Medal at the "Classival" International Competition (Canada), 2nd prize at the "Young Promise" International Competitions (MA), and the "Armenian Youth Talent Competition" (NY).

In 2015 and 2016 Haig became the finalist in the BSO and the winner of Concerto Competitions at NEC, and with Waltham Philharmonic, Belmont High School, Concord Symphony, and Brocton Symphony Orchestras. This April he earned the prestigious title of a laureate at the "Renaissance" International Competition (Armenia).

Haig takes pride in performing for community and charitable events. Among many are: Belmont Telethon raising funds for the local food pantry, recitals benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, and schools destroyed by the earthquake in Armenia.

As a soloist Haig appeared at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Massachusetts State House, Vallee des Champs (Montreal), Museum of Our National Heritage, Belmont and Waltham Public Libraries, Armenian Museum of America.

As a member of YPO and his High School Wind Ensemble Haig performed at Jordan and Symphony Halls, Sanders Theater, Boston Opera House. He also made several appearances in video productions by NPR's From the Top and at the Koussevitzky Music Shed (Tanglewood).

Haig is also an avid Saxophone player and a member of his High School prize winning Jazz Collective and Wind Ensemble.