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Gayane Grigoyan, violin

"Mountain Sounds"

with pianists Calder Failla, Myra Woody, & Joe Williams

July 3rd, 2022

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This is a recital highlighting folk, soviet-era and contemporary Armenian classical music.
As part of this event, we are presenting a group exhibition featuring four local Armenian artists: Gegham Abrahamyan, Tsovinar Muradyan, Marine Zuloyan, and Armen Ghazaryan.
Joining Gayane for the Pacific Northwest premiere of Mary Kouyoumdjian's Water and Dust (2020) will be dancer, Deshawn Morton.

(program details below)

Ivan Sings from The Adventures of Ivan (1926)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1976)


Mystic Flute, op. 22 (1937)

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)


Elegy in memory of Khachaturian (1978)

Arno Babadjanian (1921-1983)



Al Aylughs


Chinar es

Komitas (1869-1935)

Nos. 1, 4, 5 from Preludes and Fugues on Armenian Modes (1979)

Gayane Chebotaryan (1918-1998)


Prelude no. 3 “Adagio con duolo” from Six Preludes (1949)

Gayane Chebotaryan (1918-1998), arr. Joe Williams (b. 1993)



Edvard Baghdasaryan (1922-1987)


Samsara (2010)

1. Illusion

2. Samsara

Tigran Hamasyan (b. 1987)


Water and Dust (2020)

Mary Kouyoumdjian (b. 1983)

Gayane Grigoryan began playing violin at the age of seven. She studied at the Arno Babajanyan Music College, the Komitas State Conservatory of Music, and the East Carolina University School of Music where she worked with Ara Bogdanyan, a former student of David Oistrakh, Armen Haroutunian, Ara Gregorian, and Joanne Bath.

Her solo appearances and recordings include performances with the Yerevan Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Arno Babajanyan Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Alan Hovhannes Chamber Orchestra, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the Espirito Santa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Armenian TV and Radio National Symphony Orchestra, the Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, the Neue Philharmonie Hamburg, Germany.

Ms. Grigoryan participated in two competitions.  The Aslamazyan and Gabrielyan National String Competition, for which she received a diploma.  And the J.S. Bach National Competition, where she received the First Prize.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Grigoryan recorded with the Gloria String Quartet in Yerevan, Armenia. She was a member of the Hrachya Piano Trio in Beirut, Lebanon. Currently, she is a member of the string quartet sponsored by the Amabile Classic organization in Hamburg, Germany. This quartet focuses on contemporary music.

Gayane has served as a faculty member at the Arno Babajanyan Music College and at the Methodist University.

She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is registered for SAA Violin Units 1 through 10.

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