Serena Alexandra Tchorbajian
Samuel Barber : “Sure on this Shining Night”
Gershwin : “Summertime”
Antonin Dvorak : “Als die alte Mutter”
Gabriel Faure : “Claire de Lune”
Bach : “Komm in mein Herzenhaus from Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80
Handel : “Oh Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me, from Semele, HWV 58
Serena Alexandra Tchorbajian, age 16, is an honors student at the Trinity School in New York City. She began her first study of classical voice at the Thurnauer Music School in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she performed her first opera aria in Kaplan’s Honors Recital. At the age of 11, she was accepted into one of New York’s premier conservatory pre-college programs: The Manhattan School of Music. At the age of 14, she was admitted to train at the world-renowned Juilliard School under the direction of Lorraine Nubar. Serena has developed an extensive singing repertoire in French, Italian, German, and Armenian that includes famous works by Bach, Mozart, Faure, Komitas, and others. In the spring of 2013, Serena made her debut performance in Juilliard’s production of Leo Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen. Serena has sung in various choral groups including Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and is currently a lead soloist of Trinity’s Madrigal Choir. Serena has been a regular performer at the Walter Engel Festival of Young Performers in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She became a three-time finalist of the AYT Music Competition with performances both in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. In November 2013, Serena participated in St. Gregory’s Young Concert Series in Woodstock, NY in a program entitled “Four Juilliard Singers.” In December 2013, she was featured in the first annual Artists Gala of VOA T.V. New York. In 2014, Serena has won top awards in the 2014 Union City Young Artist Competition, the Rondo Music Festival, and the National League of Performing Arts Musicians Showcase Competition. In addition to studying music, Serena enjoys travel, mathematics, opera, and Russian literature.