Anoush Pogossian

17-year-old clarinetist Anoush Pogossian studies with Michael Yoshimi at the Colburn School, as well as with Michele Zukovsky. A 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar in Art nominee, she has toured throughout the United States and Europe as a member of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO-USA) under Sir Antonio Pappano, performing as Principal Clarinet in Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie in halls including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and Seiji Ozawa Hall. For the past two summers, she has been a participant of the YellowBarn Music Festival’s Young Artists Program, where she has had the privilege of learning from artists such as Seth Knopp, Mark Steinberg, Gilbert Kalish, Bonnie Hampton, Romie de Guise-Langlois, and Yasmina Speigelberg. Previously Principal Clarinet of the National Youth Orchestra 2 and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Anoush participated in the National YoungArts Week 2018 as a Finalist, and was also a Semifinalist in Classical Instrumental for the Music Center Spotlight Competition in 2018 and 2019. Anoush has worked with Yehuda Gilad, Stephen Williamson, Ricardo Morales, Boris Allakhverdyan, Anton Rist, Burt Hara, Alan Kay, and Mark Nuccio, and performed under conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Karina Canellakis, James Conlon, Christian Macelaru, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Carlos Izcaray throughout Europe and the United States. Raised in a family of professional musicians, Anoush has performed with her parents and siblings in a variety of fundraising events for Music for Food, Dilijan Chamber Music Series, Lark Musical Society, and in Lou Harrison’s house in Joshua Tree, CA, at a commemoration concert for the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.