Lusine Grigoryan

One of Armenia's preeminent pianists, Lusine Grigoryan was born in Gyumri and studied at the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory under the direction of Professor Robert Shugarov.
Her CD album, on the prestigious German label ECM Records, entitled Komitas: Seven Songs has been widely acclaimed.

Grigoryan's solo concerts, performed on stages throughout Europe, America, the Middle East and Australia, have generated enthusiastic critical praise. As a soloist she has performed at many prestigious festivals and concert halls, including the Holland Festival in Amsterdam, the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Belgium, the Nostalgia Festival in Poland, the Canberra International Music Festival in Australia, the Gulbenkian hall in Lisbon and others.

International media are repeatedly touched by her performances.

"Her subtle pedaling, sparkling trills, and delicate touch throughout the works held the audience in thrall."
"She has the ability to display the composer's musical language and bring the important lines to the foreground; her performances are expressed by a permanent peace without unnecessary colors and emotions."

Grigoryan's unique interpretations of classical music, conveyed through a repertoire ranging from early Baroque to Contemporary, are complemented by an equally vast awareness of folk music traditions, which grants her insights into the works of classical composers whose pieces were informed by folk traditions. Thoroughly researching the works of Komitas and Bela Bartók also from this perspective. Her interpretation of Komitas' works has been praised both for its originality and its faithfulness to the composer’s vision.