I have developed a strong passion for photography over the past several years. Whether it's capturing life's precious moments or taking pictures of Arizona wildlife, photography is my hobby when I'm not playing violin!
I have lived in Arizona since 1992, and am proud to call the Valley of the Sun my home. With so many beautiful animals and colorful landscapes, it also gives my camera lens plenty to work with!
I have a wonderful wife, Dalita, and daughter named Natalie. In our spare time, we enjoy traveling, supporting the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, and volunteering in our local community. Side note: nothing beats grandma's house!
Levon Zarasian has been a
member of the first violin section
of The Phoenix Symphony since
1992. Prior to joining the
orchestra, he studied violin with
Jascha Brodsky at the New
School of Music in Philadelphia where he received his bachelor's degree in music performance.
Levon went on to study with Erick Friedman at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he received his master's degree in music performance and was a recipient of the prestigious Algur Meadows scholarship award. In 1990, he was a semifinalist at the Aram Kachaturian competition in New York City.
Before obtaining his current position, Levon performed with numerous orchestras and chamber groups in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Texas.
Born of Armenian heritage, Levon began violin studies at the age of six. In 1976, he was the youngest participant in the Bach International Violin competition in Leipzig, Germany.
Levon resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and daughter.