“Nareh Arghamanyan impressed with wonderfully sparkling articulation, imaginative dynamic shaping and a convincing dialogue between bass and melody.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Highly acclaimed for her unique style, colorful tone and dazzling virtuosity, 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 has performed at Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Laieszhalle Hamburg, Herkulessaal Munich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Musikverein Vienna, Piano Festival Lucerne, Lincoln Center New York, Kimmel Centre Philadelphia and Gardner Museum Boston.
Following a highly successful debut at the Goldener Saal of Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein with the Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, Nareh Arghamanyan will give her Swedish debut in the 2015/16 season playing Prokofiev’s popular third piano concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. She will also give her debut with the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig playing Khachaturian’s fiery piano concerto and embark on a tour to the Brucknerfest in Linz as well as Musikverein in Vienna as part of the 100 years of Armenian genocide commemoration program, Roots of Revival. Elsewhere she appears with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra on tour in Italy. Nareh Arghamanyan returns to Munich Symphony following her successful debut last season. Recital appearances take her to France, Germany as well as further afield to Portland’s International Piano Series.
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. She works with some of the world’s great conductors including Alain Altinoglu, John Axelrod, Stefan Blunier, Kevin John Edusei, 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). Her latest recording, released in November 2014, includes the piano concerto by Khachaturian as well as Prokofiev’s third piano concerto.
Born in Armenia in 1989, she studied with Alexander Gurgenov at the Tchaikovsky Music School for Talented Children in Yerevan and become the youngest student to be admitted to the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she studied with Heinz Medjimorec and chamber music with Avedis Kouyoumdjan. Currently she continues her studies with Arie Vardi in Hannover and with Avedis Kouyoumdjan in Vienna. Nareh Arghamanyan is a laureate of many international piano competitions including first prize winner at the 2008 Montréal International Music Competition, 2007 Piano Campus International Competition in Pontoise as well as the 2005 Josef Dichler Piano Competition Vienna.