Over the past decade, mostly self taught, Sevag has composed more than 35 classical pieces for solo piano, chamber groups, as well as piano and orchestra. Sevag learned under the tutelage of several teachers including at home in 1988 and later with Yervand Yerkanyan and Victor Bunin.
Having earned both a Baccalaureate Diploma and Bachelor of Arts (Piano) from the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music, Sevag has applied his talent to teaching new generations of students at his alma mater since 2001 while continuing to perform concerts.
Having earned both a Baccalaureate Diploma and Bachelor of Arts (Piano) from the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music, Sevag has applied his talent to teaching new generations of students at his alma mater since 2001 while continuing to perform concerts .
Composer and Pianist
Employment: Piano Teacher, Lebanese National Conservatory, 2001 - present
Languages: Armenian (native language), Arabic, English, and Turkish
Nationalities: Lebanese, Armenian
Date of Birth: 23 December 1977
10 April 2001 Bachelor of Arts/BA in Music (Piano)
18 November 1997 Baccalaureate Diploma in Music (Piano)
2020 Toccata Opus 35"Genocide"
2019 Etudes Opus 34
2019 Song of Nature Opus 30 (from Song of Myself Opus 30)
2019 Piano Quartet No. 2 Opus 33 "Mitz"
2018 String Quartet No. 2 Opus 32 "Movements Phenomena" (To Sorin Horlea)
2018 Song of Myself Opus 30
2018 Piano Concerto No. 4 Opus 29 "Let's Jazz Differently"
2017 - 2018 24 Preludes & Fugues for Piano Opus 28 & Opus 31
2017 Sonata No. 2 for Violin & Piano Opus 27 'Vengeance'
2017 Requiem for 2 pianos
2016 Requiem for Choir Opus 26
2016 Sonata for Cello & Piano Opus 25 'Tragic'
2015 Trio No. 2 for Violin, Cello & Piano Opus 24
2015 Suite for Piano Opus 23 'Catherine'
2014 Elegy for Cello and Piano Opus 22
2014 Galop and Oriental for Viola and Piano Opus 22
2013 Fantasias for Piano Opus 20 'Mirrors'
2013 Quintet Opus 2 for children - for Flute, Clarinet, Xylophone, Bassoon and Piano 'In Memory of D. Shostakovich'
2004 - 2013
COMIC SONATAS for PIANO
Sonata No. 7 Opus 21 for the Piano 'World of Insects'
Sonata No. 6 Opus 19 for the Piano 'Moments'
Sonata No. 5 Opus 11 for the Piano 'Classic of Modern'
Sonata No. 4 Opus 9 for the Piano 'Assassination of Hiram Abiff'
Sonata No. 3 Opus 7 for the Piano
Sonata No. 2 Opus 5 for the Piano 'Faust'
Sonata No. 1 Opus 5 for the Piano 'Prelude Onstage'
2012 Concerto No. 3 Opus 13 for Piano and Orchestra - Concert Fantasy 'The Struggle'
2012 Sonata for Contrabass and Piano Opus 10
2012 String Quartet No. 1 Opus 16
2012 Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Piano Opus 14
2011 Five Piano Studies Opus 15 (Nos. 1 – 5)
2011 Piano Sonata for 4 Hands Opus 18 'Messy Love'
2010 Four Pieces for the Piano Opus 15 (No. 1 Scherzi, No. 2 Waltz, No. 3 Study, No. 4 Prelude)
2010 Sonata for Bassoon and Piano Opus 17 (to Kristian Oma Rønnes)
2006 Concerto No. 2 Opus 12 for Piano and Orchestra 'WAR'
2006 Piano Quartet No. 1 Opus 6
2004 Concerto No. 1 Opus 8 for Piano and Orchestra 'Experiment'
2004 Sonata No. 1 Opus 4 for Violin and Piano 'The Promise'
2004 Trio No. 1 Opus 3 for Violin, Cello and Piano 'Sarcasm' (to Rodolphe Gault, Bahia El Bacha & Claire Foison)
1999 Nocturne for Violin and Piano, Opus 1 'In Memory of H. Esmerian'
Month March of 2020 Series of performances during the Corona Virus Pandemic from his home office via social media that included his Etudes Opus 34. (Sevag Derghougassian was the first composer in the world to perform and publish over social media, of his newly composed pieces - this included live written discussions and arguments over social media).
18 November 2019 Paris premiere of Requiem - two pianos transcription Performed by Betty Salkhanian Kourtian and George Daccache at Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris.
19 October 2019 Recording of Sonata for Violin and Piano number 2 entitled "VENGEANCE" that was composed in 2017 in memory of his teacher Yervand Yerkanyan and dedicated to the Romanian violinist Sorin Horlea. It was performed and recorded in the European University Cyprus (EUC) in Nicosia, Cyprus with an original 1857 Vuillaume violin. The piano part was performed by the composer and the violin, by Sorin Horlea.
15 April 2018 Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon, Requiem – two pianos transcription Performed by Betty Salkhanian Kourtian and George Daccache
28 November 2015 Concert featuring chamber music by contemporary Lebanese composers. An event at Médiathèque Hermeland, located in Saint-Herblain, Loire-Atlantique, France on November 28th, 2015. At this concert, my trio No. 1 ‘Sarcasm’ was performed amongst the compositions of Naji Hakim and Abdul Rahman El Basha
7 April 2015 A taste and musical expedition at the guest table of Mathieu Fredon and all Bé2M restaurant team Tuesday, April 7, 2015 on the subject of Lebanon. Works by Lebanese composers of classical music: Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Sevag Derghougassian and Naji Hakim who will be present during the evening. Claire Foison, pianist Rudolf Gault, violinist, and Bahia El Bacha, cellist
17 March 2015 Concierto del Instituto Cervantes, Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, Universite Saint Joseph (USJ), Beirut, Lebanon, Spanish repertoire for the Piano Soloist
5 December 2014 AUB Music Club presents 'Chopin and Liszt, Assembly Hall, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon with Alec Babahekian (piano)
18 June 2014 Concierto del Instituto Cervantes, Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon, Spanish chamber music repertoire with Sergiu Zare (violoncello) and Cristina Pirlea (violin)
30 March 2012 Concierto del Instituto Cervantes, Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, Universite Saint Joseph (USJ), Beirut, Lebanon, Premiere of Five Studies for the Piano Soloist
21 September 2010 Freikeh Festival, Freikeh, Lebanon, French romantic repertoire for soprano and piano with Soprano Aline Maalouf
10 February 2009 Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon Nocturno in B minor with Cristina Pirlea (violin)
24 June 2008 Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon with Cristina Pirlea (violin)
6 June 2008 Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon, Second piano concerto – two pianos transcription Soloist
6 June 2008 Pierre V. Aboukhater Hall, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon with Sergio Zare (cello)
March 2004 Beirut, Lebanon, Premiere of Violin Sonata No. 1 (first edition) with Sorin Horlea (violin)
March 2004 Beirut, Lebanon, Premiere of Concertino for Piano and Chords Quintet, members of Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
Summer 2003 Center for Chamber Music, Apple Hill, New Hampshire, US Apple Hill Summer Chamber Music Workshop Ensemble
June 2002 Highlights of Classical Music, Assembly Hall, American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon with Claude Chalhoub (violin)
Summer 2001 Western Eastern Divan Orchestra, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, US Premiere of Nocturne in B minor with Asaf Maoz (violin)
One-hour CD including works by Chopin, Liszt, Khachaturian and Derghougassian