Lilit Grigoryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1985 and began her piano studies at the age of seven with Arkuhi Harutyunyan at the Al. Spendiaryan Music School. She completed her training at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan with Sergey Sarajyan and at the Rostock University of Music and Theater in the class of Matthias Kirschnereit. From 2012 to 2016, she served as artist-in-residence at the elite Belgian music academy Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the direction of Maria Joăo Pires.
Lilit Grigoryan has won several prizes at international competitions. She received the prestigious Culture Award from the President of Armenia in addition to awards from the Russian Federation and City of Yerevan, among others. She has made guest appearances at international festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Gezeitenkonzerte, Auvers-sur-Oise Festival in France, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and Festival Midi Minimes in Belgium.
The pianist has already performed in 27 countries throughout the world. She has given piano recitals at major concert halls, including the Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Philharmonie Essen, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Cortot and Cité de la musique in Paris, and BOZAR and Flagey centers in Brussels. Lilit Grigoryan has performed as a soloist with several leading orchestras, including the Sinfonia Varsovia, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Ličge Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and North German Philharmonic Orchestra Rostock.
She has received scholarships from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and Horst Rahe Foundation, and her concerts have been broadcast on Deutschlandradio, NDR Kultur, Radio France, France 3, Musiq’3 and Public Radio of Armenia. In 2012 she released her first CD featuring works by Domenico Scarlatti, Robert Schumann, Béla Bartók and Aram Khachaturian. Together with her classmates, she founded the Partitura Association, chaired by Maria Joăo Pires, in 2016. Lilit Grigoryan has taught at the Rostock University of Music and Theater since 2010.
Photography: Reiner Nicklas
The Artist's Homepage: www.lilitgrigoryan.com
Works by Sergei Prokofiev and Franz Schubert
Sarah Christian, Violin - Lilit Grigoryan, Piano