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Armine Grigoryan, pianoArmine Grigoryan




   Armine Grigoryan is one of the brightest representatives of Armenian contemporary talented pianists.

    She received her entire musical education first in Yerevan Tchaikovsky school of music, then in Yerevan Komitas Conservatoire and postgraduate studies under the supervision of professors Georgy and Sergey Saradjians, obtaining excellent professional qualities. This is evident in her appearances as a soloist and collaborative pianist.

   Armine Grigoryan as soloist and chamber musician has toured Russia, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Check Republic, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, UAE, Lebanon, Baltics, China, Japan, Australia, USA, Canada and others. 

   Armine Grigoryan became a Double Laureate of “Roma 2003” International Pianists Competition, where she also was awarded a special prize and medal of the Chamber of Deputies of Rome. In the same year Armine Grigoryan with Sona Barseghyan (piano duo “Sonet”) won prize of International Competition, organized by “Frederic Chopin” Association in Rome, and took also Special prize for the Best Performance of pieces by Sergio Calligaris.  

  She is the recipient of special awards as a piano collaborative pianist in several International competitions.

  Armine Grigoryan has released several CDs (“Unknown Khachaturian” among them).

  Since 2005 Armine’s artistic originality also shines in her concert programs as a pianist of the Aram Khachaturian Trio along with the talented musicians – violinist Karen Shahgaldyan and cellist Karen Kocharyan. Outside of Armenia the concerts of Trio were held in many countries of the world: in such Prestigious concert halls as “Musicverein” in Vienna, “Laiezhalle” in Hamburg, “Gewanhaus” in Leipzig, “Gasteig philharmonic” in Munich, “Queen Elizabeth Hall” in London, “Suntory Hall” in Tokio, “Koerner Hall” in Toronto.  

  Together with the other members of the Trio and with the support of London resident benefactor Assadour Guzelian, Armine Grigoryan established the Classical Music Development Foundation, with the aim to propagandize the Armenian composers’ works and to support young gifted musicians.

  She was awarded the Medals of the Ministry of Culture of Poland and Armenia.

  Armine Grigoryan is a Professor of the Yerevan State Conservatory.  

  Since 2004 as the director of the Aram Khachaturian Museum she widely popularizes Khachaturian’s music and name both in the homeland and abroad, establishes new links with other museums of the world. 






Karen Shahgaldyan, violinKaren Shahgaldyan

Graduated from Moscow Conservatory (class of Prof. Viktor Tretyakov) and postgraduate  studies with Proff. Maya Glezarova. He has participated in master classes given by Y.Menuhin, V.Spivakov, G.Zhislin and Y.Chugaeva. from 1998-2002 Karen Shahgaldyan performed in the staff of famous “Moscow Virtuosi” under Vladimir Spivakov. In 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons he has appeared as soloist with various orchestras playing on Stradivari violin given to him on loan from the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation. He played as a soloist in such halls as Weil Recital at Carnegie Hall, New York, Royal Festival Hall, London, Bolshoy Hall, Moscow. Karen Shahgaldyan is a laureate of International Pablo Sarasate Competition (Spain). He is a scholarship holder of  David Oistrach and Yuri Yankelevich Foundations as well as Mstislav Rostropovich International  Foundation. Karen Shahgaldyan has toured widely throughout the USA, England, Sweden, South Korea, Armenia and Russia.







Karen Kocharyan, celloKaren Kocharyan

Graduated from the Yerevan Tchaykovsky School of Music (Class of Prof. Alexander Chaushyan) and Yerevan State Conservatory (class of Prof. Geronty Talalyan). Karen Kocharyan is one of the founding members of the Khachatyryan trio, first solo cellist of the Armenian Chamber Players (ACP), Associate concertmaster of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has toured with the Armenian Chamber Players and Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra throughout Europe, featuring as soloist as well. In 2005 Karen Kocharyan , under conductor Alexander Ivashkin (UK), appeared as soloist with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2006 with Eduard Topchjan and Pasadena LAC Symphony Orchestra took part in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto appearance. Karen Kocharyan is an active chamber musician. As a chamber player Karen Kocharyan collaborate with such renowned musicians as Yuri Zhislin, Boris Andrianov, Alexander Ghindin, Tamaki Kawakubo, Wolfgang Meyer, Zandra McMaster, Alessio Bax, Anton Sorokow, Diemut Poppen, Daishin Kashimoto.



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