Diana Adamyan 2018Young Armenian violinist participates in the International Menuhin Competition, 2018

This year, 17-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan will represent Armenia in the leading Menuhin Competition, held in Geneva, 12-22 April 2018.

In the lead up to the competition, she performs the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Eduard Topchjan (16 February 2018), and gives a recital in Komitas Chamber Music House (1 March 2018). You can also follow Diana’s achievements on Armenian Public TV.

The Menuhin Competition was founded in 1983 by world-famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and is considered to be the most leading competition among young gifted violinists under the age of 22. Nicknamed “The Olympics of the Violin”, the Competition has many laureates who have gone on to enjoy international careers – such as Julia Fischer, Ilya Gringolts, and Daishin Kashimoto, amongst others.

Diana Adamyan is one of 22 young participants, each drawn from across Asia, Europe, and the United States. Among the nine jury members are such violinists Pamela Frank (President of the Jury, USA), Ilya Gringolts, Joji Hattori, Maxim Vengerov, and Soyoung Yoon.

Diana Adamyan was born in 2000 to a family of musicians. She began her studies at the Yerevan Tchaikovsky Special Music School, with Armenian professor Petros Haykazyan. Currently she is studying in Yerevan at the Komitas State Conservatory, with Professor Eduard Tadevosyan. The young violinist has already won a great number of national and international competitions, including:

· First Prize: “Renaissance” International Festival-Competition (Gyumri, Armenia);
· Second Prize: “Nutcracker” 13th International Television Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow;
· First Prize: International Violin Competition & Festival in honour of Hrachya Bogdanyan;
· Second Prize & Silver Medal: 9th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.

Diana Adamyan was a member of the program of the “New Names of Armenia”, and is supported in her studies by YerazArt, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and DakApp.


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