Instrumental and Vocal Department (Guitar, Musicianship)
João Kouyoumdjian is a Brazilian-Armenian classical guitarist graduated from The Juilliard School and University of São Paulo, where he studied under Sharon Isbin and Edelton Gloeden. He is also a mentee of Paulo Martelli. Kouyoumdjian is a 1st prize competition winner in his homeland and has performed in celebrated American venues including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and MET Museum. His album releases have been favorably reviewed by specialized critics and general public in periodicals such as Classical Guitar Magazine and VEJA (Brazil). Kouyoumdjian is a certified Suzuki instructor and his students have been admitted to leading US music programs on merit-based scholarships.