Areg Simonian

Piano
Armenia

Areg Simonian was born in 1972 in Yerevan. In 1990 he graduated from Tchaikovsky School of Music, in 1995 from Yerevan Komitas Conservatory and in 1998 he completed his post-graduate studies at the same conservatory with Professor Rosa Tandilian.

Mr. Simonian has performed in recitals in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, France and Italy. He has been a soloist with the APO, YSO and "Serenade" orchestra and also a member of various ensembles. In 2000, he toured in Switzerland, Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica with the trio ARSIKA.

He has performed Concertos No. 1 and 5 by Bach, Concerto No. 20 by Mozart, Concerto No.2 by Beethoven, Concertos No. 1, 2 by Brahms, Grieg's and Schumann's Concertos and Concertos No 1, 3 by Rachmaninoff.

Prizes

APO's prize-winner for the best performance of Schumann's (in 1993) and Grieg's (in 1994) Concertos.

Prize-winner at the Elmas Republic Competition of pianists.

Prize-winner at "Ybla Grand price" International Competition in Italy (1998).