Medea Abrahamyan

Mar 08 1932

Medea Abrahamyan was born in 1932 in Yerevan. She received her musical education at the ten-year Tchaikovsky Music School of Yerevan and later at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. In 1956, she graduated from Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and was one of the students of world-famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. She is a recipient of awards at the Vihaan International Festival of Arts (2-nd Prize, 1955), the First Youth Festival of Armenia (1st Prize, 1957) and the Moscow All-Union Competition for Cellists (1-st Prize, 1961).

Medea Abrahamyan’s art has been admired and warmly received by people in numerous countries around the world, including France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Iceland, Korea, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Syria, Lebanon, the republics of the former USSR and more. Alongside her performances of the works of classical and contemporary composers, the works of Armenian composers for the cello form a major part of the extensive list of performances by Medea Abrahamyan. Moreover, she has been the one who has performed most of these works for the first time, and those works have been created with her direct participation and have been dedicated to her.

Alongside her concerts, Medea Abrahamyan has also lectured at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and the ten-year Tchaikovsky School for decades. She has taught students of different nationalities and educated generations of musicians in her classroom, which is now widely recognized in not only Armenia, but also abroad.

She has been a member of the juries of several international, All-Union and republican competitions and has given master classes.