Salpy Kerkonian, flute
Flutist Salpy Kerkonian is one half of the chamber duo Arpa y Aulos with harpist Andrea Puente. Ms. Kerkonian has been first place winner of fourteen solo competitions and two international chamber music competitions, those of the Coleman Chamber Music Society and the Carmel Music Society. She has also held the Solo/Principal Flute position of the American Youth Symphony, Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, and the Glendale Symphony; in the latter capacity, she performed with Pavarotti & the Three Tenors, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, and coloratura soprano Sumi Jo. Ms Kerkonian has had the honor of performing as solo flutist for prolific composers Daniel Catán, Lalo Schifrin, Lee Holdridge, and most recently Maestro Andrea Morricone. Ms. Kerkonian attended the USC School of Music on full scholarship for both Masters and Bachelors degrees, graduating with honors.