92 episodes

Let's Talk Off The Podium podcast features renowned and aspiring artists. The long list of guests include winners of Grammy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellow​, Rome Prize, ASCAP Awards, WOMEX Awards, & the Polar Music Prize. The mission of this podcast is to create discussion on a variety of topics in music, culture, and arts.

Let's Talk Off The Podium Tigran Arakelyan

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Let's Talk Off The Podium podcast features renowned and aspiring artists. The long list of guests include winners of Grammy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellow​, Rome Prize, ASCAP Awards, WOMEX Awards, & the Polar Music Prize. The mission of this podcast is to create discussion on a variety of topics in music, culture, and arts.

    Joseph Bohigian, composer and performer

    Joseph Bohigian, composer and performer

    Joseph Bohigian is a composer and performer whose cross-cultural experience as an Armenian-American is a defining message in his music. His work explores the expression of exile, cultural reunification, and identity maintenance in diaspora. His music, described as “delightfully accessible and inventive” (SoundWordSight), has been heard around the world at the Oregon Bach Festival, June in Buffalo, Walt Disney Concert Hall, among many others.

    • 30 min
    Eugenia Forteza, "We don't just make pretty music, it has a message."

    Eugenia Forteza, "We don't just make pretty music, it has a message."

    Eugenia Forteza joins the podcast for a second time during the pandemic (recorded on Dec. 21, 2020). In this podcast we talk about Eugenia's busy schedule during the pandemic, what various arts organizations have done during this time, getting married and much more. Eugenia is the founder of 360 of Opera which has a tremendous following in the opera world and beyond.

    Eugenia currently resides in NYC, where she freelances as a vocalist, actor and model.

    • 47 min
    Joe Kinzer, ethnographer, archivist, and ethnomusicologist

    Joe Kinzer, ethnographer, archivist, and ethnomusicologist

    From Joe Kinzer's website:

    I am an ethnographer, archivist, and ethnomusicologist specializing in issues of identity and religious expression in Asian musical contexts. I am the Senior Curatorial Assistant in the Archive of World Music at Harvard’s Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, as well as an Affiliate Faculty member at Antioch University.

    • 41 min
    David Korevaar, "You can access the world, it's not easy to reach the world..."

    David Korevaar, "You can access the world, it's not easy to reach the world..."

    In this episode Korevaar talks about his studies with Earl Wild and David Diamond, recordings, teachings and much more.

    Hailed for his “wonderfully warm, pliant, spontaneous playing” by the Washington Post, award winning pianist David Korevaar is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator. Korevaar has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.

    • 46 min
    Leslie Mandoki, "Music is the greatest unifier.."

    Leslie Mandoki, "Music is the greatest unifier.."

    In this episode rockstar Leslie Mandoki talks about his early years in Hungary, being a refugee in Germany and eventual rise to stardom.

    In 1991, Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce, and Al Di Meola became founding members of Leslie Mandoki’s band project ManDoki Soulmates, and for almost three decades, Leslie Mandoki has continued to unite a “who is who” of the icons of Anglo-American and European rock and jazz- rock in the Mandoki Soulmates band.

    • 46 min
    Rose Gear, executive director and bassist

    Rose Gear, executive director and bassist

    In this episode Rose speaks about her passion for hiking, capoeira, professional career as a bassist, move to PNW to work with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot, finding a new bass, working as a Executive Director and more.

    Gear, who has served as executive assistant to the Seattle Symphony’s music director, Ludovic Morlot, during the past four years, will be the CSO’s administrative leader, working with board members to establish and achieve the mission and values of the orchestra.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Humphry343 ,

Great Show!

Bravo Tigran! This is a great resource and inspiration featuring a diverse and eclectic group of phenomenal artists!

Harlan85 ,

A great listen!

Wonderful and insightful interviews with a range of compelling music professionals!

H, Hayk ,

BRAVISSIMO

I have been listening to Tigran’s podcast for over two years and found every show be both exciting and enlightening. He offers a wide range of topics, all well-reasoned and insightful comments. His guests speak on a wide range of subjects, which reflect independent thinking and provide welcome insight.
Please, I encourage him to keep up the great work. It is much appreciated!

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