Pianist Natalia Kazaryan was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. At the age of six, Ms. Kazaryan began studying piano with Alla Nakashidze in the preparatory division of the Tbilisi Music Conservatory. She performed as a soloist with the Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra just one year later. Ms. Kazaryan’s family then relocated to the United States, where she finished her primary education.
Pianist Natalia Kazaryan attended the Juilliard School, where she worked with Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. She studied piano in Paris with Michel Béroff and chamber music with Valérie Aimard through Juilliard’s Carla Bruni-Sarkozy exchange with the Paris Conservatoire. Ms. Kazaryan later won both a Fulbright Grant and a Harriett Hale Woolley Scholarship to continue her studies in Paris, with a focus on Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus.
Following her stay in Paris, Ms. Kazaryan studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, under Dimitri Bashkirov, and received a “Sobresaliente” Award from Queen Sofía of Spain for outstanding work and excellence. Ms. Kazaryan returned to the United States and completed her doctoral studies at the University of Michigan under Logan Skelton.
Natalia Kazaryan enjoys an active performing career across Europe and the United States. She has given recitals in Detroit, Key West, and Washington, D.C. She has performed with the Ann Arbor Symphony and appeared in New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. In Europe, Ms. Kazaryan has appeared at the Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, Théâtre des Variétés in Monaco, Auditorio Sony in Madrid, and the Musée Carnavalet and Salle Cortot in Paris and at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence.
Natalia Kazaryan, a featured artist with Guarneri Hall NFP, is a passionate champion of works by female composers and serves on the International Alliance for Women in Music board. She is a member of the piano faculty at Howard University.