Born in Armenia in 1989, Nareh Arghamanyan began her piano studies in Yerevan. At fifteen she was admitted to the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Beginning in 1997, she received international awards in France, Spain, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Vienna, and in Salt Lake City in the United States.
First-prize winner of the 2008 Montreal International Music competition, she also received the Audience Choice Award and a special award for the best interpretation of a work by the Canadian composer Alexina Louie. Ms. Arghamanyan has participated in the Marlboro Festival and in festivals in Germany, Canada, and France. She has appeared with international orchestras and given recitals in many countries in Europe. Her first recording, on the Analekta label, includes Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2 and Liszt’s B Minor Sonata. This season she will give recitals in San Francisco, Miami, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Kansas City among others. This is Nareh Arghamanyan’s New York recital debut.
Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (1726)
Humoreske in B-flat major, Op. 20 (1839)
Einfach; sehr rasch und leicht
Einfach und zart; Intermezzo
Sehr lebhaft; mit einigen Pomp Zum Beschluss; Allegro
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 (1821)
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro ma non troppo (Fuga)
Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171 (1853)