Sofya Melikyan

Hailed for “an exquisite artistic sensibility” (Mundoclasico), Armenian-born pianist
Sofya Melikyan toured throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Cuba, China, Japan
and Australia with performances at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York,
Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Palace of Festivals in Santander,
Monumental Theatre in Madrid, Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Armenian
Philharmonic Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Salle Cortot in
Paris, Historisches Kaufhaus in Freiburg, among many others. She appeared as
a soloist with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio and Television
Symphony Orchestra of Spain, Cordoba Symphony Orchestra, Valencia
Symphony Orchestra, Master Symphony Orchestra in Valencia, New Europe
Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Andalucía, Spanish National
Youth Orchestra.
Winner of numerous international piano competitions, Melikyan’s performances
have been broadcast by the National Radio and Television of Spain, National
Radio and Television of Armenia, National Radio of Catalonia, Melbourne ABC
Classic FM Radio Station, Chicago WFMT Radio station, Mezzo French
Television Station, New York WXQR Radio Station.
Recent performance highlights include recitals at the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln
Center, American Liszt Sosiety in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC,
Guangzhou Opera House in China, Bulgaria Concert Hall in Sofia, Santiago de
Compostela Auditorium in Spain, “Chopin+” Festival in Luxembourg, Aram
Khachaturian Festival in Yerevan, Armenia, Spanish tour with Master Symphony
Orchestra, as well as debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba in
Havana, North Shore Symphony Orchestra in Chicago and Vancouver
Symphony in USA.
Born in Yerevan, Armenia Sofya Melikyan began her musical formation at the
Tchaikovsky Special School of Yerevan with Anahit Shajbazyan. She completed
her further training at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid with Joaquin Soriano
(graduated with Honors), Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris with
Ramzi Yassa (graduated with Honors) and Manhattan School of Music in New
York with Solomon Mikowsky. Other pianists who have mentored her are Brigitte
Engerer and Galina Eguiazarova.
Aside from her extensive career as a soloist, Sofya Melikyan is also a passionate
and highly sought-after chamber musician. She has collaborated with such artists
as Amaury Coeytaux, Gary Hoffman, Torleif Thedeen, Tanja- Becker Bender,
Silvia Simionescu, Lise Berthaud, Kim Kashkashian, Karen Ouzounian, Philippe
Graffin among others. As a member of former New York based Sima
Trio, Melikyan was a Gold Medal winner at the New England International
Chamber Music Competition in Boston.
Her two new CDs will be released in 2018. The first one on Ibs Classical with
works by contemporary female composers, and the second one featuring music
by Granados and Mompou on Etcétera récords.