Nazig Tchakarian

About: Nazig Tchakarian

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  • Role : Strings
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  • Specialist in : Violin and Viola

Why do you teach? Music is an important part of every person’s development. Exposing children to the different aspects of music awakens their mind and intelligence. Every student is unique and requires a different teaching approach. With a lot of patience and encouragement, I help my students develop love and appreciation for music.

Teaching Biography: Nazig Tchakarian holds a Doctoral degree in violin performance from Stony Brook University and a Master's of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has been teaching violin and viola for the past 15 years, and her experience ranges from beginners to college level, in private as well as in group settings. In the past, Nazig was on the faculty of Bloomingdale School of Music, Florentine School, and Varta Academy of Musical Arts, to mention a few. Nazig is currently on the faculty of Turtle Bay Music School and maintains a private studio in New York City.

Performance Biography: Nazig Tchakarian has given recitals in Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the United States. She made her Carnegie Hall recital debut in May 2008, which was followed by additional recital appearances in 2009, 2010 and 2013. Nazig is an award winner of national and international competitions, such as the International Competition "Pancho Vladigerov" and the "Rodolfo Lipizer" International Violin Competition in Italy. She was on the faculty of the International Festival-Institute at Round Top, where she performed as concertmaster of the Texas Festival Orchestra. Nazig currently performs with the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City and the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in Stamford, CT. Nazig joined the TBMS faculty in 2016.