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Mariam Kharatyan

Assistant Professor

K2032 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Armenian pianist Mariam Kharatyan is one of the young and versatile artists of her generation, holding a musical career in Norway and abroad.

In 2011 she completed her Master’s degree in piano performance in the class of Associate Professor Areg Sargsyan at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia.

In 2012, she moved to Norway and studied at Agder Music Conservatory, in Master program of Western –European Music, piano performance in the class of Professors Tellef Juva and Sveinung Bjelland.

Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the University of Agder, working as an accompanist and research fellow, actively involved in various projects of the cultural life of Norway, as well as performing internationally.

From 2015 Kharatyan started her project “Interpretation issues of Khachaturian’s piano compositions” admitted to the Norwegian Artistic Research Program.

Kharatyan is the participant and the prize winner in several international competitions, such as Grieg International Piano Competition in Bergen (Semifinalist, 2016), “Giovanni Musicisti” (1st Prize, 2013) in Treviso, Italy and 2010, prizewinner in the “Renaissance” International 2nd contest-festival in Gyumri, Armenia.

She received Klassisk UIA 2013 Award by “Sorlandske Sommernetter” Festkonserten   in Kristiansand, Norway.

Mariam has performed concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician in Ung Klassisk Festival, in Arendal Kulturhus and Kilden Teater og Konserthus, NYCMF (Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival) in Stavanger Konserthus, and in RisorUNG Festival.

She has greatly advanced her professional skills due to master classes delivered by famous musicians Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Leif Ove Andsnes (Norway), Ilja Scheps (Germany), Jan Jiracek Von Arnim (Austria), Anton Sorokow (Austria), Kim Kashkashyan (USA), Marianna Shirinyan (Denmark), Ashley Wass(UK) and others.

In 2017 Mariam made her debut in the USA, performing a Recital of Armenian music by Komitas and Khachaturian in Leshowitz Recital Hall in Montclair, New Jersey, as well as in Washington DC, in the National Gallery of Art, within Musical Dialogues concert-Project.

Kharatyan has collaborated with Agder Symfoniorkester, UiA String Orchestra, Conductor – James Duddle, Norway, Torun Symphony Orchestra, Conductor – Anna Duczmal-Mroz, Poland and String Orchestra of Sarajevo Music Academy, Conductor -Tijana Vignevic.

Throughout her musical career, she has performed numerous recitals in Armenia, as well as in Norway, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Belarus, Poland and Bosnia-Hercegovina.

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