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Tanya Gabrielian


Tanya Gabrielian


Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances.
She has performed on four continents in acclaimed venues including Carnegie Hall in
New York, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Sydney Opera House, Queen
Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, and the Salle Cortot in Paris, with such
orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Royal
Scottish National Orchestra, New London Sinfonia, and the Armenian Philharmonic
Orchestra. 



Tanya shot onto the international stage at the age of twenty with back-to- back victories
in the Scottish International Piano Competition and Aram Khachaturyan International
Piano Competition. Since then, performance engagements have included Alice Tully
Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago,
Edinburgh International Festival, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and a return recital
engagement at Wigmore Hall in London. Tanya’s Southbank debut recital in the Purcell
Room in London, presented by the Philharmonia Orchestra, was chosen as
“Performance of the Year” by Seen and Heard International. She has also been
featured on the cover of the magazine Clavier.



In addition to the traditional concert stage, Tanya is passionate about inspiring new
generations of musicians and music lovers in diverse settings, dedicated to community
engagement, education, and activism through art. Projects have included collaborations
with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in programs featuring composers with
mental illnesses, highlighting the stigma around mental health issues; founding an
interactive performance series for patients at the New York State Psychiatric Institute;
an installation with the artist Fran Bull for the exhibit In Flanders Fields: A Meditation on
War; and a multidisciplinary collaboration combining Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our
Savior on the Cross with final statements from executed death row inmates. Tanya was
awarded the Pro Musicis International Award and the McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman
Award for Music Education and Community Outreach for her work.
 
Tanya’s interests have been diverse from an early age. At the age of sixteen, she was
admitted to Harvard University as a National Merit Scholar to study biomedical
engineering. Tanya instead chose to pursue a career in music and completed her
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London, originally
studying both piano and viola. She received the prize for the best final recital for all six
years of study and received a DipRAM, the highest performance award given by the
Royal Academy of Music. Tanya then finished her studies at The Juilliard School as the
only candidate accepted for the prestigious Artist Diploma, an extraordinarily selective
post-graduate residency program. She has studied with Matti Raekallio, Ursula Oppens,
Robert McDonald, Hamish Milne, and Alexander Satz. Tanya lives in New York City and
is a Shigeru Kawai Recording Artist.