Hailed by the London Times as “a pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle,” Tanya Gabrielian combines emotional vulnerability with thoughtful artistry, captivating audiences worldwide with her gripping, commanding performances. Ms. Gabrielian has appeared with orchestra and in recital throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as in performances in countries such as Armenia, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland. Among the orchestras with whom Ms. Gabrielian has appeared are the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New London Sinfonia, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Recital credits include such renowned halls as London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Paris' Salle Cortot.
Tanya Gabrielian rose to international acclaim with first prizes in the 2004 Scottish International Piano Competition, 2003 Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition, and the 2008 Pro Musicis International Award. Recent performances include recitals in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, the Edinburgh International Festival, and a return recital engagement at Wigmore Hall in London. Past season highlights include a tour of Scotland with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, making her debut at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, and a return performance at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Her Wigmore Hall debut, as winner of the coveted Wigmore Prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Music, was reviewed as “revelatory, a feast of romantic pianism which held us enthralled” and “an astounding achievement by any standards, and one I cannot imagine being bettered… Remember the name—Tanya Gabrielian—you will be hearing a lot more from her I feel sure.” Ms. Gabrielian’s Southbank debut recital in the Purcell Room in London, presented by the Philharmonia Orchestra, was chosen as one of the “Performances of the Year 2006” by Seen and Heard International.
Born in the United States in 1983, Ms. Gabrielian began playing the piano at the age of three and studied in the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2000, Ms. Gabrielian moved to London, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Hamish Milne and Alexander Satz. Upon graduation, she was awarded with a DipRAM, the highest performing award of the Royal Academy of Music, and she received the prize for the best final recital for six consecutive years. Ms. Gabrielian moved back to the United States in 2009 as the only candidate accepted for The Juilliard School’s prestigious Artist Diploma program, an extraordinarily selective post-graduate residency program. Ms. Gabrielian currently resides in New York City.