Nareh Arghamanyan

“Music is the way I express myself, how I show my emotions. Whenever I perform, I try to speak with the music.”

Critics praise Nareh Arghamanyan for her ability to tell stories through her playing. “I try to let all my life experience flow into the music in the way I play.” At the age of 15, Nareh Arghamanyan came to the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts as the youngest piano student. Shortly thereafter she won important competitions, above all the Concours Musical International de Montréal in 2008. Then 18 years old, she became the competition’s youngest-ever winner.

Recording "Bösendorfer Artist Series"

In the meantime, she can be heard on the world’s major concert stages, including the Vienna Musikverein, New York’s Lincoln Center, or in Lucern. Since 2011, Nareh Arghamanyan has recorded for the Pentatone label and her releases include works by Rachmaninoff and Liszt. Most recently, she recorded the Third Piano Concerto by Sergei Prokofiev.

“When I touch a piano for the first time, I immediately notice how the sound of the piano attracts me to it. This sound has fascinated me ever since.” Nareh Arghamanyan has been a Bösendorfer Artist since 2015. “I think the piano is a closed loop of all human emotions and a palette of all our life experiences.”