Vilen Gabrielyan & Pedro Vega Granillo

by Evan Kory

Based in Hermosillo Sonora, violinist Vilen Gabrielyan and pianist Pedro Vega Granillo traveled to Patagonia to perform a unique program of pieces that are very dear to them. The duo decided to share works from their home countries, Pedro chose Mexican folk tunes by Manuel Ponce and Vilen chose a set of powerful works by the Armenian composer Komitas.

The combination of Mexican and Armenian classical music based on folk tunes created a beautiful parallel between two seemingly distant worlds. After the two sets, the violin-piano duo performed Johannes Brahms’ Sonata No.1 in G Major. We are very pleased to have collaborated with many fine musicians from Hermosillo this season and we look forward to more concerts featuring musicians from Mexico in the future.