Nora Novik & Raffi Kharajanyan (The Riga Piano Duo) perform "Armenian Rhapsody" by Arutyunyan & Babajanyan on the Grotrian Duo Grand piano. Presented by the San Francisco International Music Festival, this performance is from the final concert of the 2007 Milton & Peggy Salkind International Piano Duo Festival. For more information on Sfmf and the Salkind International Piano Duo Festival visit: http://www.sfmf.org/
About the Riga Piano Duo
A Latvian and Armenian duo based in Riga, Latvia, Nora Novik and Raffi Kharajanyan achieved legendary fame throughout their forty-year artistic career, and their names have become synonymous with piano duo performances. The Riga Piano Duo toured extensively in Europe, Russia, Israel, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Baltic States and gave their first performances in the U.S. at the 2007 and 2008 Salkind Piano Duo Festivals. In the summer of 2009, Nora Novik died suddenly; she lives on in many of the Riga Duo recordings, in the inspiration of her many students and colleagues, and in the generous spirit that we hold in our hearts.