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