112. Adam Adov, piano; Tigran Mardanyan, piano

Sunday, May 12th, 2024 @2pm | “Students of Michael Lewin”

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Salon Concerts at Klavierhaus
Jed Distler, artistic director


“Students of Michael Lewin”

Adam Adov, piano
Tigran Mardanyan, piano

Sunday, May 12th, 2024 @2pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, WTC I, BWV. 863

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dumka in C Minor, Op. 59

Carl Vine
Piano Sonata No. 2 (1997)
1. Quarter = 94

Franz Liszt
Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141
1. in G Minor
6. in A Minor

Adam Adov

~ Intermission ~

Claude Debussy
Estampes, L. 100
I. Pagodes
II. La soirée dans Grenade
III. Jardins sous la pluie

Carl Vine
Five Bagatelles (1994)

Franz Liszt
Réminiscences de Norma, S. 394

Tigran Mardanyan


Adam Adov was born in Sydney, Australia, of Russian and Australian parents. He is currently a Junior at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he studies with Michael Lewin. Adam is the winner of the 2023 Boston Conservatory’s Churchill Scholarship Competition and the Conservatory’s 2024 Concerto Competition. He will be performing the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in April 2024 with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra under Maestro Bruce Hangen at Jordan Hall. In March 2024 he won the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, earning a cash prize and a performance with the orchestra during the 2024-25 season. He will be making his NY debut in May 2025 at the Salon Concerts at Klavierhaus.

From age 10 he studied with Natalya Andreeva in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s “Rising Stars” program, achieving diplomas AMUS (2015) and LUMS (2019.) He also studied in Moscow with Mikhail Petukhov. He won first prize in New York’s International Music Competition (2022), Special Liszt prize in the Carlos and Sofia Piano Competition (2023) and 2nd prize in the Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition (2023). He recorded Bach for Fine Music FM National Radio and was featured in the Medici TV documentary on the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Masterclasses include Roberto Plano, Dimitri Toufexis, Boaz Sharon, Lindsay Garritson and Lucinda Carver.


Tigran Mardanyan was born in 2003 in Armenia. He is currently an Undergraduate at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he is a student of Michael Lewin. Earlier studies were at the Haykanush Danielyan Art School with Gohar Badalyan and the Alexander Spendiaryan Specialized Music School with Professor Vagharshak Harutyunyan.

This afternoon’s Salon Concert at Klavierhaus is Tigran’s second NY performance in two months, having made his NY recital debut on March 3rd at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall. He made his American orchestral debut in 2022, performing the Rachmaninoff 1st Piano Concerto in Worcester’s Mechanics Hall with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra under Bruce Hangen.

Other significant performances to date include worldwide solo recitals as part of Armenia’s “New Names” program, including the United States (New York City COAF Gala at Cipriani in 2016; World Bank and US Congress in Washington in 2017, DC; Zipper Concert Hall at Colburn Conservatory of Music in 2018 ); in Paris in September 2019 and Lille, France in May 2018; in the Armenian Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia in October 2018; and in Boghossian Theatre in Beirut, Lebanon in November 2018. He is also a member of "Kammerton" program, and as part of the program, he has given solo performances in Bad-Hersfeld in Germany in 2017.

Tigran has enjoyed considerable international competition success, including the following prizes in the last few years. 2022: 1st prize “Carlos & Sofia” International Piano Competition 2022 (Spain), 1st prize “Sviatoslav Richter” International Piano Competition (South Korea), “WPTA Spain” International Piano Competition 2nd prize and special prize for the best performance of a work of F. Chopin, 1st prize “Orbetello” International Piano Competition 2022 (Italy). 2021-22: Winner of the Churchill Competition at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Winner of the Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition. 2021: 1st prize "Piano Talents" and 2nd prize "Merci Maestro" International Piano Competition in Belgium. 2020 saw him winning top prizes in Italy’s “Neapolitan Masters” Competition, the International Music Competition Paris, the “Viva-Music International Competition” in the US, and Poland’s "Krystian Tkaczewski" International Piano Competition. In Armenia he has won almost all of the national competitions, as well as earning the 2nd Prize in the Delphic Games in Moscow, Russia.