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Zhora Sargsyan

The Armenian pianist Zhora Sargsyan was born in Yerevan (Armenia) in 1994. He initially studied with Prof Vagharshak Harutyunyan at the Komitas College of Music in his home city. Since 2014, he has continued his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof Klaus Hellwig. Zhora Sargsyan received further artistic inspiration in masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Paul Lewis, Eldar Nebolsin, Roland Krüger and Severin von Eckardstein.

Zhora Sargsyan has won prizes at international competitions. In 2010, at the age of 16, he won 2nd prize and the audience prize at the Aram Khachaturyan Competition in Armenia. In 2014, he was awarded the Prize of the President of Armenia in the field of classical music. In September 2018, he won 2nd prize at the Anton Rubinstein Competition in Düsseldorf. In November 2019, he was awarded 3rd prize at the prestigious Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in Paris. The previous August, he had won the "Artur Schnabel" university competition. The pianist's education was supported by the Fondation Clavarte in Switzerland, the Ad Infinitum Foundation and the Paul Hindemith Society in Berlin, among others.

Zhora Sargsyan has already performed as a soloist and chamber music partner in numerous countries around the world, including South Korea, Turkey and Canada. He is a welcome guest at renowned music festivals such as Young Euro Classics, Salzburger Schloßkonzerte, Bachtage Potsdam, Harleshäuser Musikfest Kassel, Deutschlandsberg Musikfestival in Austria, "Amici di Paganini" in Genoa, Hvide-Sande-Festival in Denmark.

As a soloist, he has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Armenian Opera Orchestra under the direction of conductors such as Jesko Sirvend, Armando Merino, Karen Durgaryan and others. He performed the second piano concerto by S. Rachmaninov with the UdK Berlin Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Steven Sloane. Zhora Sargsyan has been a chamber music partner of violinist Natalia Prishepenko since 2016.

Zhora Sargsyan supports the Kammerton project, which provides children in Armenia and Georgia with a musical education.

concerts featuring Zhora Sargsyan