Sako Dermenjian is a High Distinction Graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he read for a Bachelor of Music (Performance) in Classical Guitar. He currently undertakes postgraduate study on full merit scholarship at the same institution. With over 19 years of study and performance, Sako is an experienced guitarist of both classical and contemporary genres.
He has studied with Russian virtuoso Dr. Vladimir Gorbach (SCM) and has received numerous masterclasses from industry professionals such as Denis Azabagić, Lorenzo Micheli and many more. In 2018, Sako won the Sydney Eisteddfod Guitar Prize. The following year he was runner-up in the Fine Music FM Sydney Young Virtuoso Award and a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Dr’s Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship.
Sako is an official TEDx performer/speaker and an officially endorsed Yamaha Australia artist. Music festivals include Peak Festival, Perisher, Sydney Folk Festival, Armenian Film Festival (Sydney & Melbourne), Melbourne Guitar Festival, Crooked River Wine Festival, Illawarra Hawks (NBA) Match and WIN Stadium New Year’s Eve Event in 2017. A staple soloist in Sydney and regional NSW, Sako has performed for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, City Recital Hall and a featured artist for Fine Music FM, Sydney; ABC Sydney and ABC Illawarra.
Having worked as a casual teacher for various music education providers including the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music and various private schools in Syria and Lebanon. Sako provides tailored lessons for each individual student to ensure that they make the most of their lesson time and enjoy the learning process. He has taught classical and contemporary styles to over 30 private students aged 7 and up and has experience teaching repertoire and technical skills from the AMEB syllabus.
If required, he facilitates high quality online lessons for remote learning, holding a Certificate IV in Sound Production and Certificate III in Computer Programming from TAFE.
For all tuition enquiries, please contact Sako directly here.
All ages and skill levels are warmly welcomed. Both individual and group tuition is available through enquiry.
Sako’s Working with Children number is WWC0973126E.