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About Petros Karapetyan

Petros Karapetyan
Petros Karapetyan
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Southington, CT
Speaks: English, Spanish
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: M.M. Violin Performance - Rice University under Kathleen Winkler, B.M. Violin Performance - Eastman School of Music under Mikhail Kopelman, B.A. Business - University of Rochester
Performance Experience: Rochester Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Eastman School Symphony, Eastman Philharmonia, Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra(Mexico), Avaloch Farm Summer Music Institute, Pacific Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Colorado College Music Festival, Jose White String Quartet
Teaching Experience: 15 Years
Teaching Philosophy: Professional through and through.

Get to know Petros Karapetyan

Originally from Yerevan, Armenia, Petros Karapetyan joined the Rochester Philharmonic

Orchestra in 2019. Petros began his violin studies at the age of 6 in his native country and

attended the Tchaikowsky Specialized Music School until age 11. After moving to

Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2004, he continued his musical studies with his mother, later

becoming her official student at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in 2011. Aside

from his undergraduate studies in music, Petros was also pursuing a degree in International

Business at the Universidad Panamericana.

After deciding to continue his studies in the United States, Petros was accepted at the Eastman

School of Music in the studio of Mikhail Kopelman in the class of 2017. While at Eastman,

Petros was concertmaster of both the Eastman Symphony and Philharmonia as well as part of the

Intensive and Honors Chamber Music Programs. Petros graduated from the Eastman School with

a Performance Certificate in 2017 as well as a B.A. in Business from the Barry Florescue

Undergraduate Business Program at the University of Rochester. Continuing his studies, Petros

joined the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in the studio of Kathleen Winkler,

earning his Master of Music degree in 2019.

Petros has been a fellow at festivals around the world, including the Tanglewood Music Center,

Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, Avaloch

Farm Summer Music Institute and the Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil y Juvenil de México. He has

played with the Houston Symphony, Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria! in

Syracuse and the IRIS orchestra in Memphis, Tennessee. Aside from music, Petros enjoys

hiking, soccer, cooking, reading and has a German Shepherd dog.

Petros Karapetyan teaches at:
99 Executive Blvd S
Southington, CT 06489
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