Nareh Arghamanyan (Armenia/Austria)
Highly acclaimed for her unique style, stunning virtuosity, colorful tone, charismatic stage presence, and described as a “ major, major , major talent…potential superstar” by Musical America Magazine, sensational pianist Nareh Arghamanyan has shaken the music world and aroused excitement and admiration from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences all over the globe.
Laureate of more than 18 international competitions including Gina Bachauer in USA, Herbert von Karajan in Vienna, Piano Campus in France, Jose Roca in Spain, Chopin Piano competition, Nareh’s major breakthrough came at the age of 18, when she won the 1st prize and all special Prizes at the Montreal International Musical Competition in 2008, thus, making a history as the youngest winner ever.
From Musikverein Vienna to Lincoln Center New York, Nareh dazzles audiences in prominent halls like Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Laieszhalle Hamburg, Herkulessaal Munich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Ambassador Auditorium Los Angeles, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Gardner Museum Boston, Petronas Hall Malaysia, Osaka Concert Hall Japan and others. She collaborated with famous orchestras such as Vienna Symphonic, Birmingham Symphonic, Vienna Radio-Symphonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Tonhalle Zürich , Frankfurt Radio-Symphonic, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Berlin Radio-Symphony, Oslo Opera Orchestra , Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Monte-Carlo, RTÉ Dublin, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Kyoto Symphony, St.Gallen Sinfonieorchester, Pasadena Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Vancouver, Utah, and Indianapolis Symphonics. She is a regular guest in renowned festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Bregenzer, Mecklenburgischer and Schwetzinger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein, Lanaudière, Domaine Forget, Tanglewood, Marlboro, Singapore and Portland Festivals.
The 2016/17 season brings her to yet a new level in her established career. Nareh debuts with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra as well as MDR
Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and returns to play with Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester.She also touring in Germany and Italy both with Munich Symphony, and with Stuttgart Philharmonic as well as with Kymi Sinfonietta in Finland. Recital take her to France, Germany, Austria USA and Canada.
Nareh often collaborates with conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Alain Altinoglu, Yasuo Shinozaki, Olari Elts, James Gaffigan, John Axelrod, Stefan Blunier, Otto Tausk, Otto Kamu, Joji Hattori, Fawzi Haimor, Joseph Quinta, Stefan Solyom, Kevin John Edusei, David Ken Masur, Howard Griffiths, Carl St Clair, Michael Sanderling, Kazuki Yamada, Xian Zhang, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Christoph Poppen and others.
Born in Armenia in 1989, she studied with A.Gurgenov at the Tchaikovsky Music School in Yerevan and at the age of just 15, was the youngest student to study in the University of Music in Vienna with Avedis Kouyoumdjian and later in Hannover’s Hochschule with Arie Vardi. Since 2016 she is Artist-in-residence in Brussels Queen Elisabeth Chapel under the supervision of Louis Lortie.