Karine’s virtuosic performances captivate audiences in a magical musical journey enhanced with every single note played.
“Poghosyan is an exceptionally gifted artist who sports a larger-than-life technical apparatus and brings a comprehensive musical understanding to all she plays, admirable qualities that assure there will never be a dull moment.” — John Bell Young, Fanfare Magazine
It’s hard to imagine a more colorful pianist in Manhattan than Karine Poghosyan, which comes as no surprise when you learn that she’s the daughter of the great Armenian-American painter Razmik Pogosyan. She’s got a larger-than-life stage persona, striking costumes, fearsome technique, and an irrepressible sense of humor. No other pianist seems to have as much fun onstage as she does: anyone who thinks that classical music is stuffy needs to see this fearless spirit in action. Last night at the DiMenna Center, she earned a couple of standing ovations for her signature, breathtaking pyrotechnics but also for her counterintutive insight and unselfconsciiously deep, meticulous, individualistic interpretation of a daunting program of works by Grieg, Liszt, Komitas Vardapet and Stravinsky.” — New York’s Lucid Culture