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Mariam Kharatyan

Associate Professor

K3022 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Armenian pianist Mariam Kharatyan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She has her musical background as a classical pianist and completed her Master's degree at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia. From 2012 she moved to Norway and completed the Master program of Western-European Music at the University of Agder. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Institutt for Klassisk Musikk og Musikkpedagogikk at the University of Agder.

Kharatyan has been a soloist with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Norway, Torun Symphony Orchestra with Anna Duczmal-Mroz, Poland and String Orchestra of Sarajevo Music Academy with Tijana Vignevic, Bosnia Hercegovina. She is a prize winner in several international piano competitions such as “Giovanni Musicisti” (1st Prize, 2013) in Treviso, Italy, Grieg International Piano Competition in Bergen (Semifinalist, 2016), and in the “Renaissance” International contest-festival in Gyumri, Armenia, in 2010. 

Kharatyan had masterclasses with Leif Ove Andsnes, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Marianna Shirinyan, and Jan Jiracek Von Arnim, among others. She has performed in Kilden Teater og Konserthus in Kristiansand, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Leshowitz Recital Hall in Montclair, New Jersey, Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan, also in Sweden, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Belarus, Bosnia-Hercegovina, and Lithuania.

From 2015-2019 she has worked on the project Armenian Fingerprints: interpreting the piano music of Komitas and Khachaturian in light of Armenian folk music, admitted in Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. In 2019 she has released two albums - Khachaturian, Chamber Music with Simax Classics, and Komitas, Shoror with Grappa Musikkforlag. 


Armenian Fingerprints

- interpreting the piano music of Komitas and Khachaturian in light of Armenian folk music

Artistic Research Fellowship 2015-2019, University of Agder

Norwegian Artistic Research Programme


Scientific publications

  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2022). Score-Based Learning and Improvisation in Classical Music Performance.
  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2022). Rethinking Music Performance in European Higher Education Music Institutions: Perspectives from Norway.
  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2022). Bridging musical and artistic knowledge in performance practice.
  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2022). Through and Beyond the Notes: New Interpretational Possibilities in Music Performance.
  • Kharatyan, Mariam; Eidsaa, Randi Margrethe (2021). Frederick Delius Music Project, Three Preludes (1923).
  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2021). Recital in Troldhaugen - Alan Hovhaness, Edvard Grieg, Aram Khachaturian.
  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2021). EVOCATIONS - Grieg, Komitas and Khachaturian.
  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2021). Masterclasses at the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland.
  • Kharatyan, Mariam (2021). Konsert i I. J. Paderewski musikk akademi i Poznan, Polen.

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