Highly acclaimed for her unique style, colourful tone and dazzling virtuosity, 25-years old Nareh Arghamanyan is one of the promising talents of her generation.
She has given debuts with orchestras such as Vienna Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalleorchester Zurich, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, RTÉ Dublin, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Vancouver and Utah Symphonies. She performed at the Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Laieszhalle Hamburg, Herkulessaal Munich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Musikverein Vienna, Piano Festival Lucerne, Lincoln Centre New York, Kimmel Centre Philadelphia and Gardner Museum Boston.
Highlights in the 2014/15 season include her recital debuts at Tonhalle Dusseldorf and at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She appears for the first time in the main hall (“Goldener Saal”) of the Musikverein Vienna, performing Khachaturian’s piano concerto with Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna. Elsewhere she appears with the Staatskapelle Weimar, the St. Gallen und Munich Symphonies and gives her Portuguese debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, followed by her Danish debut with the Copenhagen Philharmonic. Across the Atlantic up-coming appearances include the Des Moines Symphony and in Asia she performs with the Kyoto Symphony.
Nareh Arghamanyan is a regular guest at international festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festival de Lanaudière, Marlboro Festival and Singapore Piano Festival. Conductors she works with include Alain Altinoglu, John Axelrod, Howard Griffiths, Carl St Clair, Sir Neville Marriner, Michael Sanderling, Kazuki Yamada, Xian Zhang, Jean-Marie Zeitouni and Christoph Poppen
In 2011 she signed an exclusive recording contract with Pentatone releasing a CD of solo works by Rachmaninov and a disc featuring the Liszt concertos, recorded with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Alain Altinoglu (2012). This season she was named Pentatone’s Artist of the Season. Her latest recording includes piano concertos by Khachaturian and Prokofiev the disc of which is scheduled for release in autumn 2014. Future recording plans include the piano concertos by Saint-Saëns with Orchestre de chambre de Paris and Lawrence Foster.
Nareh Arghamanyan is a laureate of more than 18 piano competitions including the 1stPrize at the 2008 Montréal International Music Competition, the 1st Prize at the 2007 Piano Campus International Competition in Pontoise and the 2005 Josef Dichler Piano Competition Vienna.
Born in Armenia in 1989, she started playing the piano when she was five. Three years later she began her studies with Alexander Gurgenov at the Tchaikovsky Music School for Talented Children in Yerevan. In 2004 she was the youngest student to be admitted to the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she studied with Heinz Medjimorec and chamber music still with Avedis Kouyoumdjan. Currently she continues her studies with Arie Vardi in Hannover and with Avedis Kouyoumdjan in Vienna.