Concert Pianist, Shigeru Kawai Artist
Hailed by the London Times as "a pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle," Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances. She shot onto the international stage at the age of twenty with back-to-back victories in the Scottish International Piano Competition and Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition. Gabrielian completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London, originally studying both piano and viola. She received the prize for the best final recital for all six years of study and received a DipRAM, the highest performance award given by the Royal Academy of Music. Gabrielian then finished her studies at The Juilliard School as the only candidate accepted for the prestigious Artist Diploma, an extraordinarily selective post-graduate residency program. She has performed on four continents in acclaimed venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, and the Salle Cortot in Paris. In addition to the traditional concert stage, Gabrielian is passionate about inspiring new generations of musicians and music lovers in diverse settings, and dedicated to community engagement, education, and activism through art. Projects have included collaborations with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a multidisciplinary collaboration combining Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross with final statements from executed death row inmates, and an installation with the artist Fran Bull for the exhibit In Flanders Fields: A Meditation on War. She is particularly enthusiastic about reaching out to schools, marginalized populations, and concert-goers in unusual locations. Gabrielian is currently the Martin Endowed Professor of Piano at Indiana University South Bend.