Diana Adamyan 2018

Diana Adamyan, violin


Born in 2000 in Yerevan, into a family of musicians. Diana studied at Tchaikovsky School of Music with distinguished teacher of RA, Prof. Petros Haykazyan and at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory with Professor Eduard Tadevosyan.
She has won the prizes at the 2nd “Renaissance” Competition-Festival (Gyumri, 2010, 1st prize), the 13th “Nutcracker” TV Competition (Moscow, 2012, 2nd prize and Silver “Nutcracker”), the International H. Bogdanyan Competition-Festival, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the violinist (Yerevan, 2014, 1st prize), the 9th International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition (Novosibirsk, 2015, 2nd prize).
Diana is a member of the “New Names” program of Armenia. Since 2012, she is under the patronage of the Armenian General Benevolent Union and “YerazArt” organization (Boston, USA).
In June 2014, Diana Adamyan was invited by Maestro Pinchas Zukerman to participate under his guidance in summer masterclasses of the Ottawa National Arts Center (Canada). In October 2014, she was again invited to Ottawa to appear as a soloist in Gala Concert of the NAC School, alongside with Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Jessica Linnebach and other renowned musicians. In June 2015, Diana took part in masterclasses of NAC School. The same year, within the framework of the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, dedicated to the 100th year commemoration of the
Armenian Genocide, Diana performed the Bach Double Concerto for 2 Violins at London Cadogan Hall, together with Pinchas Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 2016 to 2017, Diana continuously attended masterclasses led by Leonidas Kavakos that took place one time a month, supported by DakApp Foundation and YerazArt organisation.
In June 2017, within the frames of the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, Diana Adamyan performed the Khachaturian Violin Concerto with Tchaikovsky Big Symphony
Orchestra (TSO) under the baton of Maestro Vladimir Fedoseyev. Diana is a scholarship holder of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and has participated in the intensive music weeks and activities offered by the Academy every autumn and spring. In 2016, 2017, 2018 she has participated in the training weeks of this Academy with a famous Professor Ana Chumachenco, who invited her to enter her class in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München to continue her education, which she did in 2018.
In 2018 she participated in the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and won the 1st prize in the Senior group. Due to this victory she received numerous proposals to participate in the concerts with leading orchestras of the world. In March she is invited to participate in the RPO Gala Evening and in June 2019 she is performing two concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in UK. Besides, she is going to participate in the HIMA festival in Iceland and Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland.
Diana Adamyan plays the violin crafted by Urs Mächler (Germany). After the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, she was awarded to play Nicolaus Gagliano violin from the collection of Christophe Landon. Her contract to play this wonderful violin was kindly extended by the owner for one more year.




Eva Gevorgyan, piano


At the tender age of just 14, Armenian/Russian pianist Eva Gevorgyan has astonished audiences across Europe, Israel and the USA with her deeply felt musicality, dazzling technique and mature musical intelligence. A student at the prestigious Central Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Conservatory since she was six years old (where she studies with Natalia Trull), Eva is gaining recognition as one of the brightest stars to emerge from Russia in recent years. In 2019, Eva became the Discovery Winner at the ICMA (International Classical Music Awards). She is among 24 pianists who went through to the 1st round of The Cliburn Competition, and was named a piano student-in-residence at the Verbier Festival this year..








Daniel Melkonyan, trumpet


Daniel Melkonyan was born in 1999 in Yerevan in the family of musicians. He has been interested in music from the early age. At the age of seven he entered the special musical school after P. Tchaikovsky where he studied until 2017 . Daniel played solo concerts, took part in several concerts in a great academic halls in Yerevan and became a laureate of International Competitions such as:


• “Renaissance” International Festival-Contest of the musician-performers in Gyumri. 1st Prize (2010, 2014)

• “The Games of Navasard” in Yerevan. 1st Prize (2013)

• “Harmony” the 2nd International Georgian-Armenian Friendship Festival. The “Audience sympathy” award. Since 2013 Daniel has played the trumpet which was given to him graciously from the “YerazArt” foundation. With the support of the “YerazArt” Daniel took part in the

• “Nutcracker” International Television contest for young musicians in Moscow, where he took the 3rd Prize and entitled a Laureate of the XV “Nutcracker”. Also with the support of the “YerazArt” Daniel took part in the Concert of

• Denis Matsuev Foundation “New names of the CIS countries'' in Voronezh (2015). On the 4th of June of the same year Daniel took part in the concert of

• The International Festival “Moscow meets friends” of Spivakov Foundation. The concert took place in Moscow. In 2016 Daniel was awarded

• Yamaha Music Gulf 2016 scholarship in Dubai.

• “Special Prize” and “Prize for The Youngest Participant” on 8th International Competition for Trumpet Players of Moscow conservatory. In 2017 Daniel participated in

• International Competition for Junior Trumpet Players in Stara Zagora Bulgaria and was awarded the 1st prize. In present Daniel is studying in Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas and making new programs for continuation of his creative and career growth. From 2019 he has become enrolled to appear with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in the trumpet section.





Sofya Vardanyan, violin


Born in 1999 in Yerevan, into a family of musicians. Sofya took up violin at the age of seven. She has studied at Yerevan Tchaikovsky School of Music for gifted children with Prof. Alexander Kosemyan (2007-2014), and from 2014-2017 under the tutelage of Prof. Artashes Mkrtchyan. Sofya has had many performances in regular concerts of Tchaikovsky School of Music and has appeared with annual recitals at various venues.
In 2012 she took part in the 2nd International “New Names” Festival of the Young Musicians and Performers by appearing with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO) and the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra. In 2015, Sofya played the part of 2nd violin in the performance of the Brahms Sextet within the framework of the 9th Yerevan International Music Festival, collaborating with famous violinists Ida Kavafian and Levon Chilingirian.
Sofya Vardanyan has participated in master classes given by celebrated musicians such as Vadim Repin, Kim Kashkashian, Sergey Krylov, Daishin Kashimoto, Boris Brovtsyn, Akiko Suwanai, Pavel Vernikov, Ani & Ida Kavafians, Diemut Poppen, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Sergei Ostrovsky and others. In May, 2016 Sofya took part in master classes of Prof. Laurent Albrecht Breuninger, organized by Deutsch-Armenische Musikgesellschaft, with a performance in the closing concert.
In June 2016, Sofya performed the Bach Double Concerto with ANPO, under the baton of Maestro Eduard Topchjan, on the occasion of the Europe Day celebration in Armenia.
Later in 2016, within the framework of the 10th Yerevan International Music Festival, Sofya Vardanyan appeared in chamber music concerts performing Shostakovich’s Quintet (as 2nd violin), Levon Chaushian’s Quartet No.6 (as 2nd violin) and Dvorak’s Terzetto for 2 violins and viola, performing with renowned musicians Boris Brovtsyn, Diemut Poppen, Boris Andrianov, among others.
In 2017 Sofya was invited to take part in Moritzburg Music Festival by renowned German cellist Jan Vogler. She participated in ten days orchestral workshop as well as in chamber music concerts, winning the Moritzburg Festival Academy Prize for the interpretation of Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa’s Sonata for 2 Violins (in the nomination of the 20th century composer’s work).
From September 2017, Sofya Vardanyan studies in Germany at Detmold Musik Hochschule with Prof. Maria-Elisabeth Lott.