Highly acclaimed for her unique style, colorful tone and dazzling virtuosity,
Nareh Arghamanyan is one of the promising talents of her generation.
Born in Vanadzor (Armenia) in 1989, she studied with Alexander Gurgenov at the
Tchaikovsky Music School for Talented Children in Yerevan and became the
youngest student to be admitted to the University for Music and Performing Arts
Vienna, where she studied with Heinz Medjimorec and chamber music with Avedis
She studied with Arie Vardi in Hannover and is a laureate of many international
piano competitions including first prize winner at the 2008 Montréal
International Music Competition, 2007 Piano Campus International Competition in
Pontoise as well as the 2005 Josef Dichler Piano Competition Vienna.
Having given debuts with orchestras such as Vienna Symphony, City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalleorcheste Zurich, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt,
NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Rundfunk‐Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestre
Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, RTÉ
Dublin, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Vancouver and Utah Symphonies, she also regularly
performs at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin,
Laieszhalle Hamburg, Herkulessaal Munich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Musikverein
Vienna, Piano Festival Lucerne, Lincoln Centre New York, Kimmel Centre
Philadelphia and Gardner Museum Boston.
Following a highly successful debut at the Goldener Saal of Vienna’s prestigious
Musikverein with the Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, Nareh Arghamanyan gave
her Swedish debut playing Prokofiev’s popular third piano concerto with the
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra last season.
In the 2016/17 season, she performs with both the Trondheim Symphony and
Krzysztof Urbanski as well as Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras under the baton of
Stefan Solyom for their season-opening concerts.
In recital, she appears in Lucerne, Sacile, Friedrichshafen, Nottingham,
Corvallis and Montreal.
Since September 2016, Nareh holds the title of artist in residence at the Queen
Elisabeth Music Chapel, under the direction of Louis Lortie who she appears with
at a number of public performances and festivals throughout the season.
Nareh Arghamanyan is a regular guest at international festivals such as the
Schleswig-‐Holstein Musik Festival, Festival de Lanaudière, Marlboro Festival
and Singapore Piano Festival. Conductors she works with include Alain Altinoglu,
John Axelrod, Stefan Blunier, Kevin John Edusei, Howard Griffiths, Carl St
Clair, Sir Neville Marriner, Michael Sanderling, Kazuki Yamada, Xian Zhang,
Jean-‐Marie Zeitouni and Christoph Poppen. In 2011 she signed an exclusive
recording contract with Pentatone releasing a CD of solo works by Rachmaninov
and a disc featuring the Liszt concertos, recorded with the
Rundfunk-‐Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Alain Altinoglu (2012).
Her latest recording includes the piano concerto by Khachaturian as well as
Prokofiev’s third piano concerto.
Since the 2015/16 season, Nareh is a Bösendorfer Artist.