Sundays at Icicle Creek: Violin, Cello, & Piano
Hoorig Poochikian, Christie Chen, and Oksana Ezhokina

Sunday, December 20 at 1:00 PM PST
Streamed from Canyon Wren Recital Hall

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Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP 119                                                                                                 Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Allegro con fuoco
Intermezzo. Très lent et calme
Presto tragico

Silver Dagger for Piano Trio  (2009)                                                                                                               Stacy Garrop  (1969- )


Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.49                                                                                              Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Molto Allegro ed agitato
Andante con molto tranquillo

Hoorig Poochikian, violin

Christie Chen, cello

Oksana Ejokina, piano

Oksana Ezhokina 300 x 345

Oksana Ejokina, piano

Russian-born pianist Oksana Ejokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, Symphony Tacoma, and St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, among others. Two of her long-term collaborations are with pianist Christina Dahl and Volta Piano Trio, whose recordings for the Con Brio label received accolades in international music magazines such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide. A sought-after teacher, Ejokina is Chair of Piano Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. She has been associated with the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for nearly two decades, developing and directing classical music programs.

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Hoorig Poochikian, violin

Armenian-American violinist Hoorig Taline Poochikian began playing the violin with her mother at the age of six. She has performed at a number of venues across North America including Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Merkin Hall and the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada. She has also performed in Armenia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Currently based in New York City, Hoorig has received her doctoral degree in violin performance at Stony Brook University, where she studied with Hagai Shaham, Arnaud Sussmann, Phil Setzer and Jennifer Frautschi.

Christie Chen

Christie Chen, cello

Christie Chen began her musical studies of piano at the age of 4, and cello at the age of 9. After graduating as the valedictorian of her class with a double major in cello and piano from the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College studying with Marion Feldman and Elena Billy, she continued her music education in cello and received her bachelor and master degree of music from ​The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Zara Nelsova “The Queen of the Cello”, legendary cellist Harvey Shapiro, and Joel Krosnick, the chair of the cello department at The Juilliard School. She was a doctoral candidate at the State University of New York, SUNY, studying with soloist Colin Carr. Christie has studied in master classes with Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, and Anner Bylsma. As an active musician and teacher in the Seattle area, Christie has been faculty at the Seattle Conservatory of Music, Seattle University, the WIAA/WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest adjudicator, principal cellist for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, has collaborated in chamber music concerts with the members of the Seattle Symphony, and has appeared in such venues as Benaroya Hall.