Born on February 16, 1966, into a family of musicians. It was her father
composer Harutiun Dellalian, who introduced her to the world of music. Later on,
she continued her musical education at the Tchaikovsky Music School (Yerevan,
Armenia) under the guidance of professor Martinian and at the Komitas State
Conservatory of Yerevan in the class of Hrachya Harutyunian. Simultaneously, she
worked with the Armenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. Since 1993,
she is a solo violinist of the Portuguese National Symphony Orchestra which is
part of the TNSC opera house (Lisbon).
As a soloist, Nariné Dellalian performs regularly at the opera house, in
Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon) and at various music festivals in Portugal.
Throughout the years, she has performed as a soloist and as part of chamber
music in various countries, namely: Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Austria,
Armenia, France, Germany, the United States, Japan. She has also performed for
various media outlets in Portugal (Antena 2 classical music) and in Armenian
radio and television.
She is the founder-violinist of the Câmerata Atlantica and Dellalian Trio, with
whom she frequently presents among others the works of Armenian composers.
Introducing classical and contemporary Armenian music to a diverse audience of
various nationalities is hereby the main objective.
In 2017, the Dellalian Trio was awarded the Komitas Medal for promoting and
cherishing Armenian culture abroad. Nariné Dellalian is as well engaging in and
fostering work for social causes. Among others, she regularly manages events in
memory of the music of her father, Harutiun Dellalian, and of Hayrik Mouradian
an ambassador of traditional Armenian folk music. She is the founder and
president of the NGO Hayrik Mouradian.
In the scope of her social engagement, she has published various books, scores
and CDs. To mention a few: Sounds of Devotion, five scores for chamber music by
Harutiun Dellalian; Memories by Hayrik Mouradian; a book Native Songs,
collecting 150 Armenian folk songs which have been performed by Hayrik
Mouradian. One of the CDs published, Musical Relics of Armenia (Hayrik
Mouradian), was awarded “Best Album of Folk Music” by AMFA Los Angeles in 2001.
Another CD, Mokats Mountains, was awarded “Best album of Tradicional Music” at
the Swallow Music Awards (Tsitsernak National Music Awards) in 2017, Yerevan
Besides, she is the producer of the biographic documentary “Harutiun Dellalian”.
Nariné is also the author of the essay cycle Conversation between musicians.