Violinist, Teacher and String Judge
Liana Gaughan is originally from Yerevan, Armenia, where she studied at the prominent Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory of Music, there she received her Master’s in Violin Performance and Violin Pedogogy.While attending the Conservatory, she was chosen to become a principal second violin of Tagharan Early Music Ensemble, an International chamber group that traveled and performed throughout Eastern Europe as well as Western Europe.She recorded multiple CDs with that group that were released in Armenia, China, UK and Russia.
Liana has a successful studio of students ranging from as young as three to professional violinists, one who is currently performing with the San Fransico Symphony. Multiple students from her studio were chosen through auditions to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. Most of her students have been or are currently holding the concertmaster position at New York’s Vassar College, Arcadia High School, South Pasadena High School, San Marino High School and Huntington Middle School. Her students have played with a plethora of orchestras including Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Youth Philharmonic, Claremont Youth Symphony, Glendale Youth Symphony, Flintridge Prep, San Marino High School, San Marino Middle School and Pasadena High School.
In 2010, Liana ‘s whole studio participated in a fundraser concert at the Hungarian Cultural Center in Los Angeles and helped to raise money to build a new music school in Hungary.
Liana Gaughan is co-founder of Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena, (STEP) where she taught for 10 years.
Her experience includes violin coaching for multiple youth orchestras and judging for numerous violin competitons.
Liana Gaughan is a member of Music Teacher’s Assosiation of California and Suziki Assosiation of Americas.
Liana speaks 4 languages and plays 5 instruments.
She resides in Pasadeana with her husband and 2 children.