Mr. Victor Sungarian, Artist Associate in Horn at Williams College, began his music studies with piano and voice lessons at the age of 5, and at 10 was accepted into the Plovdiv City Music School, Bulgaria. As winner of two Young Talents competitions, Mr. Sungarian appeared as soloist with the Plovdiv City Philharmonic Orchestra in 1985 and 1988. In 1989, he was also awarded the First Prize at the Golden Diana chamber music competition in Yambol City, Bulgaria. Upon his arrival to the United States, Mr. Sungarian was accepted as a scholarship student at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and performed with the Pre-College Symphony as the winner of the Wind Instrument Competition of 1991. Subsequently Mr. Sungarian was accepted into the college division at the Juilliard School, where he completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees, and was awarded with a number of scholarships among which the James Chambers Scholarship for outstanding achievements in French Horn performance.
As a professional musician, Mr. Sungarian has actively performed with orchestras in Japan, Korea, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Brazil, as well as throughout the United States. In 1998, Mr. Sungarian had his solo debut with the New Amsterdam Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Albany Symphony, Schenectady Symphony, Catskill Symphony, and Berkshire Symphony orchestras. Mr. Sungarian regularly performs chamber music as well, and is on the music faculty at College of St. Rose and Williams College.