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Armine Grigoryan, pianoArmine Grigoryan

Armine Grigoryan graduated from the Tchaikovsky School of Music Yerevan State Conservatory and postgratuated studies under the guidance of Professors Georgy and Sergey Sarajians, She has toured Russia, Italy, UAE, Germany, Lithuania, Lebanon and the USA. Armine Grigoryan is a prize winner of  "Roma-2003" Piano International Competition, where she received also a Special prize and Medal of the Chamber of Deputies of Rome. She has collaborated with renowned musicians with versatile programms, including the Beethoven 10 sonatas for violin and piano. Armine Grigoryan as collaborative pianist has won Special prizes at several International competitions. CDs have been released with her recordings ("Unknown Khachaturian" among them). In 2005, for the first time in Armenia, Armine Grigoryan organized a festival of Art of Accompaniment. As a jury member she has participated in a number of International and Republic Competitions. Since 2012 she has been the honorary president of the Pianist-Teachers Association of Armenia. In 2013 she was awarded the Medal of the Ministry of Culture of Poland. Armine Grigoryan is a Professor of the Yerevan State Conservatory and since 2004, director of Aram Khachaturyan Museum.



 

 

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.

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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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