The Flute Center of New York is proud to introduce an outstanding young flutist, Arin Sarkissian!
Arin won Second Prize in the Flute View High School Soloist Competition, sponsored by the Flute Center of New York, and was also named the Audience Favorite!
"My teacher is Christina Yoo, an inspiring individual who currently resides and dedicates herself to teaching young flute students in La Crescenta, California. Thank you so much to you and The Flute Center of New York for providing me with this prize that will help me progress in my musical journey!"
More about Arin:
Arin Sarkissian, sixteen, is currently a junior at Crescenta Valley High School, where he participates as a Section Leader and President of band, directed by Matthew Schick. He currently studies with Christina Yoo and is actively supported by his amazing parents. Arin has played with the SCSBOA High School All-Southern Orchestra & Bands and CBDA All-State Bands. Additionally, he enjoys performing with the Colburn Youth Orchestra, and participating in many music competitions. Throughout high school, Arin competed as a national finalist in the MTNA National Senior Woodwinds Competition, earned 3rd place in the CAPMT State Honors Auditions Finals, and was a winner of the CYO Concerto Competition. He has also won 1st prizes in numerous categories of the SYMF Music Competitions. Additional certifications include 1st place in the MTAC VOCE Intermediate Winds State Finals, 1st place at the CSULB Middle School and High School Flute Competition, 1st place in the Senior Winds Division of the Junior Bach Festival Competition, and acceptance into the National Flute Association High School Flute Choir. Furthermore, Arin has performed in a masterclass with Professor Molly Barth from the University of Oregon. This summer, he was invited to tour around Europe for a series of performances with Colburn Youth Orchestra. Arin hopes to continue studying music in the future and share the gift of music with the world.