Arminéís Biography

A native of Armenia, Armine Chamasyan is a prize winner of the Izabel Violin, Tuesday Musical, and the Maia Chamber Music competitions. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America, a master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and bachelor’s from Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan. Throughout her career, Armine has worked with world renowned artists such as Gidon Kremer, Christoph Eschenbach, Nigel Kennedy, Lorin Maazel and Kurt Masur. Her musical career has brought her around the world including Spain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Canada. She has participated in Castleton Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and Kent Blossom Music Festival where she received the Josef Gingold Award for her distinguished accomplishments in chamber music. In 2010 Armine was chosen to lead a chamber music performance at the Carnegie-Weill Hall as part of a concert series sponsored by the La Gesse Foundation. As a strong advocate of contemporary music, she has premiered and recorded many works by living composers. In 2012 Armine won a position with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, she also frequently plays with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera.