Nevart Zeronian was born in Bulgaria where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance at the Bulgarian National Conservatory in Sofia, Bulgaria (1981). In 1988 Nevart came to the United States and studied at the University of Central Arkansas where she received her Master’s Degree (1994).
From 1981 to the present, Nevart has been a pianist, opera singer, organist and, most importantly, piano teacher. Nevart has performed as a solo pianist with the Varna Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Conservatory in Sofia, Bulgaria. Nevart participated in recitals with Violinist Azaduhi Anmahian in New York City and Varna, Bulgaria in August, 2001. She has also participated in Chamber Music Recitals with flutist Patricia Michael and voice recitals with tenor Alexandro Olmedo in the New York Metropolitan area.
Nevart has been a piano teacher at Frank & Camille’s Fine Pianos in Melville, New York since 1994 where she has been teaching private and group lessons. Currently she teaches Piano at Faust Harrison Piano Store in Melville NY. Her students have been winners of several piano competitions, including the Young Artists Concert Festival, and have performed at Carnegie Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space. Six of Nevart’s students have been accepted into the Manhattan School of Music. Nevart’s passion for teaching has been the moving force in her commitment to forming Life is Music, Music is Life.
Nevart is also on the faculty as a pianist at the Armenian Day School and as a singer and main organist at Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Bayside, New York.
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Ruthann Turekian Drewitz, (Soprano), has sung with various opera companies throughout the country such as the Central City Opera, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Bronx Opera as well as many others here in the NYC area. Her performance of Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhauser with the Manhattan Opera Association had the New York Times proclaiming “The best of the singers was Ruthann Turekian, who delivered herself of a quite respectable account of Elisabeth, joyful hall-greeting, anguished prayer and everything in between.” She holds a Bachelor of Music from Queens College (now the Aaron Copland School of Music) and a Master of Music in Voice from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Uta Graf. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards.
Here on Long Island, Ruthann has sung on many programs at Nassau County’s Eisenhower Park as part of the International Night Series, sharing with those audiences the beautiful music of her Armenian heritage. She has been a frequent performer on programs sponsored by the Northport Arts Coalition. She was heard as Carmen in collaboration between the Northport Opera and the Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Group at both the Summer Arts Festival in Hecksher Park (Huntington) and at Suffolk Community College.
Currently, Ruthann is thrilled to be part of Divalicious!, an exciting ensemble of two sopranos and a mezzo that perform everything from Broadway to the Met! They can be heard at various libraries and concert venues across Long Island, performing programs with operatic gems, Broadway favorites and classics from the Great American Songbook.
Ruthann understands how early musical training can have an impact. She attended the famed High School for Music and Art in NYC and started her private vocal studies at the age of 15 as well as piano studies. She cannot picture her life without having had the enrichment of music and would like to see today’s generation as well as generations to come have the same opportunities.
Maria Misko is an art director and co-owner of digho, located in Huntington Village. She has a BFA in Digital Arts and Design from LIU and an MFA in Art Administration with a minor in Restoration from FIT. Maria completed her entire minor in Venice, Italy, with first hand experience on world famous art. She has certification as a Color Specialist and is frequently asked to sit on seminar panels as the branding expert. Maria is a co-chair of the Huntington Membership Committee and is an active ambassador for the chamber. She runs digho PAURA, a local art club, for over 12 years. She is blessed with an awesome husband for 14 years and is a mother of 2.
Lesli Malle has a B.A. in violin performance from Mannes College of Music in New York City. She studied piano as a second instrument and currently teaches piano privately around the Huntington area. Lesli also received her Suzuki violin certification from The School for Strings in NYC with Louise Behrend. She is a certified NYSSMA adjudicator for violin. Lesli was the director of Frank and Camille’s School of Music from 2004-2010.
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