MONTEBELLO, Calif.—On April 9th, the Montebello City Council presented a Proclamation to musician, conductor and resident Gregory Hosharian for his successful symphonic concert event to benefit the “Edward Hosharian Scholarship Fund.” The concert included works by some of history’s most revered composers, and featured an orchestral arrangement of traditional folk melodies from the Armenian Highlands. Also featured was the inspiring voice of soloist mezzo-soprano Talin Nalbandian, a recipient of the Edward Hosharian Fund Scholarship. Trumpeter, Tom Woo, performed the prolific Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto in A-Flat Major.
During his presentation to his childhood friend, Montebello Mayor Pro-Tem Jack Hadjinian stated, “Greg and I go back to the days of diapers, years later we started college together, then of course he continued his education to earn a Master’s Degree in Music Composition. Greg has an enormous amount of talent, but what impresses me most is the fact that he is putting his talent to good use by honoring his father’s legacy with a scholarship fund to help the less fortunate attend music schools.”
Hadjinian also stated that as community leaders “we must promote the arts, because that’s the only way some people can express themselves.”
Greg Hosharian was born and raised in Montebello, began playing piano at the age of four, when his father became his first music teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from the California Institute of the Arts and a master’s degree in composition and orchestration from California State University, Northridge. He is active in orchestration and teaching, in addition to composing soundtracks for film, television, animation and video-game projects. Hosharian has also formed three bands of his own: Vendetta, Hosharian Brothers Band and Armenian Space Station. In 2009 Armenian Space Station performed to an enthusiastic audience in Yerevan, Armenia. As keyboardist for Redemption, Greg has toured Europe and North America.