Saro Babikian is an award winning guitarist based in Los Angeles. Saro appeared in major concert halls such as the prestigious Carnegie Hall (NY), Damascus Opera House, Komitas Chamber Music House in Yerevan and others. Saro is a multiple award winner in various competitions such as the G&O Andriassian Guitar Competition, Sierra Nevada Guitar Competition and International Music Competition in Serbia. Saro appeared as a guest soloist with Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tigran Arakelyan in 2018. In 2017 he was invited to perform at the Yerevan International Guitar Festival.
Saro conducts an active teaching career in the Los Angeles area as well as on online platforms. He teaches group and private guitar and music lessons in multiple high schools and music academies. In addition, he runs a private studio of more than 20 students from any age group and skill level in a variety of musical styles.
Saro holds degrees of Bachelor of Music and a Master's in Music from the University Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music under the instruction of Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser and Brian Head.
He was born to Armenian parents in Damascus, Syria in 1995.