The cover artist of the prestigious International Piano magazine, Dr. Grigor Khachatryan is recognized worldwide as one of the most preeminent pianists of his generation. His newly-released CD set with Albany Records titled “Spirit of Freedom”, featuring his own two large-scale virtuosic piano sonatas, has garnered instant rave reviews from numerous internationally reputable music critics and has earned the CD the cover spot of Fanfare magazine.
Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Dr. Grigor Khachatryan began his musical studies at Barsej Kanachyan’s Music School of Yerevan. Shortly thereafter, Khachatryan moved to the United States and continued his musical development at the esteemed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of distinguished professor of piano, Luba Edlina-Dubinsky, where he earned his Bachelor, Master and Performer Diploma degrees. In addition, Khachatryan holds a doctorate degree in Piano Performance, Composition, and Music Theory from the Jacobs School of Music where he also served as Junior Faculty of Piano during his graduate studies.
Khachatryan’s repertoire is populated with the brightest gems of the concert piano repertoire spanning from the Baroque to the Modern eras. Khachatryan made his debut in Carnegie Hall with a special invitation from the Armenian General Benevolent Union of New York City. Recent concert tours include a national appearance with the Concordia Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto and an international tour as a soloist in Shanghai, China.
The Associate Professor of Piano at Concordia College, Khachatryan also serves as the Chair of the Keyboard Area and the director of the annual Concordia Piano Festival. Although he is a sought-after concert artist, Khachatryan is equally devoted to teaching and has traveled extensively as a clinician and lecturer.