Musician, composer, conductor, pianist and orchestrator, Greg Hosharian began playing the piano at the age of four, when his father, composer/conductor Edward Hosharian, became his first music teacher. When Greg was 13, he studied under pianist Akiko Dohi and began to compose his own music, winning piano competitions playing both classical selections and his own works. He attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he experimented with different instruments and styles of music.
Hosharian holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from California Institute of the Arts and a master’s degree in composition and orchestration from California State University, Northridge. As a part of his 2004 graduate recital, Greg conducted a 15-piece symphonic ensemble in its performance of his composition “Symphony No. 1 – Instance.” Active in orchestration and teaching, Greg also composes soundtracks for film, television, animation and video-game projects.
Greg is the keyboardist for Redemption, with whom he has toured Europe and North America, opening for Dream Theater. He has also formed three bands of his own in which he plays the keyboard: Vendetta, Hosharian Brothers Band (in which his brother, Peter Hosharian, plays clarinet) and Armenian Space Station. In 2009 Armenian Space Station performed an exceptionally well-received concert in Yerevan, Armenia. Greg founded The Armenian Pops Orchestra in 2010.
The Armenian Pops Orchestra made its much-anticipated debut performing the premiere orchestral version of Greg’s composition “Symphony No. 2 – The Waters Of Lake Sevan” on October 24, 2010, at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles. Having originally composed the piece for piano in one movement, Greg has expanded his work to three movements for orchestra. The three movements depict a person’s fanciful dream through a three-day musical journey in this exquisitely beautiful setting in Armenia.
With the revitalization of the Edward Hosharian Scholarship Fund this year, Greg will continue to work closely with scholarship recipients, providing an avenue for the expression of their musical talents and incorporating them in future concerts.
In the near future, Greg plans to organize a series of ethnic Armenian classical and chamber music concerts at various venues across the globe. These concerts, at which he will also perform, will showcase his original compositions.