Armine Grigoryan is one of the brightest representatives of Armenian contemporary 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 CIS, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Check Republic, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, UAE, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Baltics, China, Japan, Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico 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, “Gewandhaus” 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.
The famous Armenian composer Eduard Mirzoyan expressed his admiration with these words: “…I can’t keep admiring Armine’s play and I am constantly eager to listen”.
Sona was born in 1989 in Yerevan, Armenia. She began playing the piano since the age of 7 in Tchaikovsky Music School in her home city. Following 10 years of music school, Sona continued her studies at Yerevan State Conservatory, in the class of Prof. Sergey Saradzhyan, where she received her B.A. and M.A. degrees with excellence (2006-2012). Afterwards, Sona had moved to Germany, Cologne, where she continued her education in Cologne Conservatory, in the class of Prof. Nina Tichman. In 2014 Sona received her 2nd M.A degree, and graduated from Cologne Conservatory in 2016 after receiving her P.H.D. Sona has greatly advanced her professional skills due to master classes delivered by famous musicians Norma Fisher, Vladimir Krainev, Phillippe Cassard, Evgeny Kissin, Tamas Ungar, Arkadiy Zenziper, Vadim Monastirskiy and Leonel Morales.
Sona has given her first solo recital when she was 8. The concert has been a great success, followed by a long sequence of other concerts which paved a way for her prosperous career later on.
Sona is prize-winner in a number of international competitions in Armenia, Georgia, Italy, France and Germany.
In 2007, when Sona was 16, she became the second prize winner of the 2nd International Aram Khachaturian competition. This achievement has reinforced the growing number of invitations to various concerts from Europe.
Two years later, in 2009, she was honored by the President of the Republic of Armenia with “Youth Prize for the achievements in performing classical music”. The medal was handed personally by the President.
Her fruitful career hasn’t lost its pace after moving to Germany. In 2013 Sona became the prize-winner of the International Karl Robert Kreiten competition in Cologne, and the International Amadeo Prix competition in Aachen.
Along with her activities as soloist, Sona also performs as experienced chamber musician. As such, she’s been a guest pianist the International Music Festival in Schlern since 2011. Here, as well as in other music festivals, she has cooperated with such famous musicians as Aleksander Ivashkin, Rossitza Goza, Jurate Svedaite, Gesa Lücker and Alexandre Brussilovsky. As A. Brussilovsky once noted, “Sona is a performer with impressive technique, wonderful sound, and deep and unique musical individuality”.
Throughout her career as a performer, she has been to concerts all around Europe, as well as in United Arab Emirates, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Australia, USA, etc.
She performed in the concert halls of the Moscow Conservatory, at Carnegie Hall,Independence Theatre in Sydney, Mazzolleni Hall in Toronto.
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