Haig Yaghoobian, recently relocated to Florida from his native Rhode Island, is a musician by avocation and an accomplished recital and collaborative pianist. He has been a regular performer at chamber music venues for more than 60 years.
In Providence, he performed a unique all-Scriabin program at the Bell Street Chapel Music Series, and was the featured soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Barrington, where he performed Bach's Keyboard Concerto in D minor. In Boston, he has been heard in concert on WGBH-FM’s “Performance” series, and at the Berklee Recital Hall, debuting modern classical compositions.
More recently, he organized and performed two very special Romantic Period programs, one featuring Schumann's complete Kinderszenen, his Drei Romanzen, Op. 94 and his rarely-heard Fraunliebe und Leben song cycle; and another on which he collaborated with the acclaimed violinist, Levon Ambartsumian to perform Schubert's poignant and virtuosic "Arpeggione" Sonata. He has also played at numerous venues in New York, San Francisco, London, greater Tampa/St. Petersburg, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.
Mr. Yaghoobian has been an active contributor to non-profit cultural, religious, and civic organizations, including service as President of the Chopin Club and the Friends of the Music Mansion, and Executive Director of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, and is a performing member of, the Venice Musicale and the Sarasota Music Club.
Mr. Yaghoobian holds an MS in Computer Science and a BA in Psychology from Boston University. He has also earned an MBA, and postgraduate certifications in Program Management, International Leadership, and Intellectual Property Law.
In expression of other of his interests and pastimes, Mr. Yaghoobian has mounted two solo photography exhibits, and has been a breeder and exhibitor of award-winning Hungarian Pulik (sheepdogs).