Dr. Tatev Amiryan is an award-winning classical composer and concert pianist, a native of Armenia. Her music has been performed in the United States, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, England, Poland, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan by such renowned ensembles and performers as, German Chamber Philharmonic of Bremen (Germany), CMEA Central Coast Honors Orchestra (USA), Carpe Diem String Quartet (USA), Ensemble Oktoplus (Germany), Metropolitan Choral of Kansas City (USA), Juventas New Music Ensemble(USA), Playground Ensemble(USA), pianists Jeffrey Jacob (USA), Hayk Melikyan (Armenia), and thereminist Thorwald Jørgensen (Netherlands). Her pieces have been featured at such prestigious festivals and projects as MITO Settembre Musica International Festival(Italy), GogolFest(Ukraine), Królewskie Arkady Sztuki(Poland), Blurred Edges(Germany), Women Composers Festival of Hartford(USA), London International Piano Symposium(UK), and Crossing Borders Music(USA).
Amiryan has received such awards as the 1st Prize at the Armenian Allied Arts 71st Annual Composition Competition, the UMKC Conservatory Chamber Music Composition Competition, Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City’s Composition Contest, Abundant Silence Composition Competition, International Alliance for Women in Music Call for Scores, Crossing Borders Music Call for Scores, Juventas New Music Ensemble Call for Scores, and the 2nd Prize at New Ariel Recordings Fifth Piano Composition Competition. She has been commissioned by such acclaimed organizations and performers as North German Radio NDR, New Ariel Recordings, Abundant Silence Music Publisher, American pianist Jeffrey Jacob and Armenian pianist, Honored Artist of Armenia Hayk Melikyan. In 2016, she released her first album of complete piano works performed by Armenian pianist Hayk Melikyan. Her music has been broadcasted by different TV and Radio stations in Armenia and in the United States, including the Armenian Public TV H1, American Public Media, Iheart, WCNY, and Vem radio stations’ classical music programs.
Amiryan has performed extensively in Armenia, throughout the United States, and in UK, at such prestigious venues and institutions as Preston Bradley Hall at Chicago Cultural Center, San Jose State University, UMKC Conservatory of Music, Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, Aram Khachaturian House-museum in Yerevan, Armenia and Royal College of Music in London, UK.
Amiryan has presented lectures and lecture-recitals at a number of international conferences and festivals in the US and in UK, including Women in the Arts International Conference at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Women Composers Festival of Hartford at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut, London International Piano Symposium, the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii, USF New Music International Festival at the University of South Florida and the 3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in The Arts at California State University, Stanislaus. She has also presented guest lectures and lecture-recitals at Florida State University in Tallahassee and at the University of Connecticut, UConn, and as an artist in residence at Southern Connecticut State University.
Amiryan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in composition and musicology from Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, Armenia and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. She is a member of the Union of Composers of the Republic of Armenia.
Bio by Tatev Amiryan