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Artem Arutyunyan

Artem Arutyunyan

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Pianist Artem Arutyunyan started his music education at the age of six with Irina Belova at the Gnessin School for Children in Moscow. His music education continued in the Moscow Central Special Music School and The Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he was a student of Arkady Sevidov. In 2010 he started the Master of Music program in The Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington, where he received a full scholarship and a position of an Associate Instructor. Artem completed his degree under the guidance of Evelyne Brancart, a well-known Belgian pianist and teacher. In addition to his studies, Artem participated in numerous master-classes with acclaimed teachers such as Norma Fisher (RCM, London), Jacques Rouvier, Pavel Gililov (Mozarteum, Salzburg), Carol Leone, Joachim Achucarro (SMU, Dallas,TX). Artem performed at various venues in Moscow, including the major halls of the Moscow State Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall, Grand Hall of Gnessin Music Academy, among others. During his years in IU, he performed regularly as a soloist as well as collaborative and chamber musician at major halls of the JSoM. In August 2013 he participated in the International Holland Music Sessions performing at various venues in the Netherlands. Notable performances in 2014 include duo-recital with violinist Nune Melikian at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC and appearance in Weill Recital Hall, NYC with Switzerland-based cellist Nikolay Shugaev. Artem also participated in several international competitions including 2004 First Balakirev Int’l Piano Competition (Audience Choice Award) In the Fall 2014, following his interest in the ergonomically scaled piano keyboards (ESPK) for the piano, Artem started a Performer Diploma program at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, in the class of Carol Leone – one of the leading researcher and proponent of the ESPK.

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