One of Armenia's preeminent pianists, Lusine Grigoryan was born in Gyumri on
October 6 and studied at the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory under the
direction of Professor Robert Shugarov from 1992 to 1997.
Her debut album, on ECM Records, entitled Komitas: Seven Songs has been widely
Grigoryan's solo concerts, performed on stages throughout Europe, America, the
Middle East and Australia, have also generated enthusiastic critical approval.
As a soloist she has performed at many prestigious festivals and concert halls,
including the Holland Festival in Amsterdam, the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in
Belgium, the Nostalgia Festival in Poland, the Canberra International Music
Festival in Australia and others.
Grigoryan's unique interpretations of classical music, conveyed through a
repertoire ranging from early Baroque to Contemporary, are complemented by an
equally vast awareness of folk music traditions, which grants her insights into
the works of classical composers whose pieces were informed by folk traditions.
Her thorough research into the works of Komitas and Bela Bartók are examples of
this actualised perspective. Her interpretation of Komitas' piano works in
particular has been praised both for its originality and its faithfulness to the