Canceled - Jassen Todorov & Sarkis Baltaian perform Beethoven Sonatas

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Event Date: Monday, April 6 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Knuth Hall
Jassen Todorov & Sarkis Baltaian perform Beethoven Sonatas
In accordance with San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines San Francisco State University is cancelling all events and face-to-face classes through the end of the Semester.  See the School of Music's COVID-19 Update page for additional information.





Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3
Dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia
Allegro Assai
Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Allegro Vivace

Sonata for G Major, Op. 96
Dedicated to Archduke Rudolf of Austria
Allegro moderato
Scherzo. Allegro
Poco Allegretto 

Sonata for A Major, Op. 47
Dedicated to Rodolphe Kreutzer
Adagio sostenuto. Presto
Andante con Variazioni
Finale. Presto


About the Artists

Dr. Sarkis Baltaian has gained an international reputation as a concert pianist, chamber musician, recording artist and pedagogue. He has been praised by critics for his “beautiful tone and ability to project even the most delicate pianissimos” and compared to George Gershwin and Oscar Levant for his performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Dr. Baltaian made his Carnegie Hall Debut in 1999 and has performed extensively both as recitalist and concerto soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Jassen Todorov has distinguished himself as one of the most prominent violinists of his generation. Dubbed “an outstanding violinist…a player to watch” by the British music journal The Strad, Mr. Todorov has given numerous performances throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. A top prize winner of several national and international competitions, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Harid Conservatory, Florida, and his master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Currently, Mr. Todorov is a Professor of Violin at San Francisco State University. He is also an accomplished photographer and the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest. His images have been published by numerous magazines and newspapers, and have been exhibited at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the Somerset House in London and the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. An active pilot, he holds a Commercial Pilot’s License and Flight Instructor Certificate. Visit Mr. Todorov on the web at