October 2, 2017

I am very happy to announce that the ArpaViva label will release the Panacea – Three String Quartet album.

The release and support was confirmed this weekend.

Los Angeles-based ArpaViva release new concert music recordings of 20th and 21st century composers, including music by John Cage and Frederick Rzewski.

Release date to be announced soon!


September 20, 2017

Original handmade prints to accompany Panacea – Three String Quartets album. (11″ X 15″), (28 X 38 cm) – available winter 2017



September 5, 2017

Premier of La Dharcza by pianist Angelo Rondello on February 4, 2017 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.

This concert program kicked off Angelo Rondello’s tour of Europe and Japan.


August 30, 2017


I am posting a few more pictures of Armenia before returning to Paris tonight.

My one-month residency in Yerevan was so great. I met many wonderful people.

It was a perfect mix of exhibit/concert performance, with artist Constantin Rusu and cellist, Ruzan Abrahamyan.

Not to mention, travels to the north and south of the country.

To everyone in Yerevan who made this an unforgettable month.


View of Iran from the Armenian border Church in a cave in central Armenia

Cross stone carving, Makaravank monasteryGraphic score project at Galenz Museum


August 17, 2017

I, along with Constatin Rusu have been invited to present our music/graphic

scores project at the Galentz museum in Yerevan, Armenia on the 18th of

August at 7pm.


Constantin and I are creating scores for piano that contain both fixed

composition with sections for free improvisation.


Galentz Museum

Galentzi St., 18 Building

(Arabkir adm. district)

 August 1, 2017


We did it…!

Our new album, PANACEA – THREE STRING QUARTETS is complete—as of this week.

And it sounds amazing…

The players:
violin I – Misha Shmidt
violin II – Blayne Barnes
viola – Mara Gearman
Cello – Paige Stockley

This album is a long time coming. It has tremendous energy and a delicate beauty:
Quartet #1 – Panacea
Quartet #2 – Stateless
Quartet #3 – Inter Nos

To be released in fall 2017.