Return to Website

Tri-County Concerts Association

Artist Profile

Natalia Kazaryan, piano

Natalia Kazaryan, piano Hailed by the New York Sun for "her prodigious ability" who "immediately established an atmosphere of strength and confidence," Natalia Kazaryan commenced her studies of the piano at the age of six and performed with the Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra as a soloist at seven. While studying at the preparatory division of the Tbilisi Music Conservatory with Alla Nakashidze, she gave concerts throughout Europe. Upon her arrival in the United States, Natalia began working with Logan Skelton of the University of Michigan and went on to take bachelors and masters’ degrees from the Juilliard School in New York, where she studied under Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. Natalia took top prizes in numerous international competitions, including the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the Second New York Piano Competition, which has provided her with concert management.

During her studies, she became the first Juilliard student to participate in the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy exchange with the Paris Conservatoire. In Paris, she studied piano with Michel Béroff and chamber music with Valérie Aimard. An active chamber musician, she took part in the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, dedicated to collaboration between The Juilliard School, the Paris Conservatoire, and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Natalia then won both a Fulbright Grant and Harriett Hale Woolley Scholarship to Paris, France. There she continued her studies under Béroff with a focus on Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus.

From 2013 - 2015, Natalia studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia under the guidance of Dimitri Bashkirov. At the end of the 2014 academic year, she received from the hands of Queen Sofia of Spain, the “Sobresaliente” Award, for Outstanding work and Excellence.

Natalia has been enjoying an active performing career across Europe. Her recent performances included such venues as Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg,Théatre des Variétés in Monaco, Musée Carnavalet and Salle Cortot in Paris, Auditorio Sony in Madrid, and Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence. She also participated in the IMS Prussia Cove Master Classes in Cornwall, England. In 2012,she was the first prize winner of Concours FLAME in Paris and the second prize winner of Concours international de piano d’Ile de France. Natalia is a winner of Astral Artists 2016 National Auditions.

Natalia is currently pursuing her DMA degree at the University of Michigan under the guidance of Logan Skelton.