Marina’s Biography

Pianist Marina Chamasyan’s playing has been described as “most impressive at every level, both technically and interpretively” (James Altena). Marina Chamasyan is educated in the Russian, European and American systems, which contribute to her versatility, sensitivity and rich palette. She holds master degree from Amsterdam Conservatory and a Doctorate degrees from The Catholic University both in piano performance. Marina performs in various ensembles but always returns to play with her sisters because of the fluent communication and sheer joy that they share. Her previous collaboration was with Johan van der Linden, soprano saxophonist of Aurelia quartet. They commissioned works by living Dutch composers and performed numerous recitals and festivals across the Netherlands. Her Amsterdam recital was broadcasted on the “National Radio 4 Classik” in the Netherlands. Marina performed in venues at Strathmore, Washington D.C. and the Carnegie Weill Hall in New York. Marina is a winner of Ravel Award at Ibla Grand Prize International Competition in Sicily, Italy and is a recipient of a fellowship grant from Gilmore Music Festival. She has taught at University of Utrecht, The Wolf Trap Performing Arts and Levine Music. Marina’s solo CD of Complete Schubert Impromptus was released in 2014 and was reviewed by Huntley Dent describing “Chamasyan’s set represents a mature artist playing with sobriety, care, and feeling”.

 

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On Marina's performance of Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto:"It struck me as a passionate and intelligent performance, nicely unified, with a terrifically dramatic understanding of the cadenza."

Tim Page

"most impressive at every level, both technically and interpretively. We should keep our eyes on Marina Chamasyan!"

James Altena, Fanfare Magazine

 
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