Marianna Abrahamyan


Armenian pianist Marianna Abrahamyan is a multiple prizewinner at the Orléans Concours International 2016. Her awards include the Prix SACEM, Prix Samson François, Artist-in-Residence scholarship award by the Henry Dutilleux foundation in France. In recital, Marianna appeared at the festival Musica Da Casa Menotti in Italy, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, Purcell Room in Southbank Centre in London, St Martin in-the-Fields, Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh,The Cumnock Tryst Festival, Pro Arte Festival in Córdoba, Festival Internacional Encuentros in Buenos Aires, Stavanger Youth Chamber Music Festival, Oslo Cathedral and Kilden Performing Art Centre in Norway and performed live in La Matinale de France Musique for Radio France.

An in-demand collaborative pianist, Marianna was the recipient of the Hester Dickson Duo Prize for the Oxenfoord International Festival 2019, founded and directed by Malcolm Martineau. Marianna appeared at the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary Competition 2016, winning the Dennis Horner Accompanist’s Prize. Marianna was a Samling Artist for 2018, and recently performed for His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales at Dumfries House.

Marianna is a graduate of the University of Agder in Norway and the Yerevan State Conservatoire in Armenia.

Currently, she is on the Doctor of Performing Arts Programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland focusing on the role of dexterity in György Ligeti’s piano music. As part of her doctoral studies, Marianna has performed Ligeti’s complete, 18 piano études for piano.

Marianna is a piano lecturer at the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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