Marianna Shirinyan

Marianna Shirinyan (1)

Winning five prizes at the 2006 ARD International Music Competition in Munich kickstarted Marianna Shirinyan’s international career as soloist and chamber musician and 
it has developed impressively steadily since. She is a welcome guest at a string of international festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Festspillene in Bergen, the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival in Norway, MDR Summer Music Festival and many others. 
Simultaneously she has won the reputation of being one of this generations leading pianists through solo appearances with such leading Scandinavian orchestras as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo/Helsinki/Copenhagen Philharmonic, Göteborg Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Helsinborg/Norrköping/Umeå Symphony Orchestras in Sweden as well as Odense/Århus/Ålborg and South Jutland Symphony Orchestras in Denmark. 
Outside Scandinavia, she has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Potsdamer Kammerakademie,  the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern,  Hamburger Camerata, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Würzburg Philharmonic, Munich Chamber Orchestra the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Arnhem Symphony Orchestra, Master Symphony Orchestra(Valencia) in collaboration with Hans Graf, Zoltan Kocsis, Jun Märkl, Antonello Manacorda, Lan Shui, Thomas Søndergård, Krysztof Urbanski, Joshua Weilerstein. Future engagements include concert tour with the Reinische Philharmonie Koblenz under the button of Daniel Raiskin, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Lodz, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, as well as re-invitations to Helsinki/Oslo and Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestras. As a chamber musician she is regularly performing with artists like Anthony Marwood, Vilde Frang, Pekka Kuusisto, Sergey Malov, Lars Anders Tomter, Maxim Rysanov, Andreas Brantelid, Torleif Thedeen.

2004 Marianna has been teaching at the chamber music summer academy of the 'Jugend Musiziert' in Schloss Weikersheim, Germany. In addition, in the period 1998 to 2006, she held a part-time position as a teacher/coach of piano accompaniment at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany. Between 1999-2003 Marianna returned regularly to the Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig Holstein Music festival as a coach for piano chamber music. From 2003-2011 she has been a member of the Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark and from 2007-2010 she taught at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. In Autumn 2014 Marianna Shirinyan will appear as a jury member at two major international Piano competitions, the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition. 
 Marianna herself has received high acclaim in many national and international competitions. In 1994 she placed 1st in the 'Youth Chamber Music Competition' in Paderborn, Germany(Junge Ensembles Musizieren). She was also a prizewinner in the 'International Competition for Young Pianists' in Ettlingen, Germany, 'Gaillard', France, and twice in Spain - 'Maria Canals' and 'C.I.P.C.E.'.

In 2001 Marianna received the support prize of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, as well as 
'the Possehl Music Award' in Lübeck/Germany. In 2002 she won 1st Prize in 'The International Lion's Competition'. And in 2004, playing together with Finnish violinist Laura Vikman in the chamber music competition 'Premio Vittorio Gui' in Florence, Italy, she won 1st prize once again. In the ARD Music Competition in Munich she took home Second Prize, 'the Audience Prize', 'the Special Prize of Münchner Kammerorchester', 'the Brüder-Busch Prize' and finally 'the Prize of Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks'.

The Association of Danish Music Critics awarded Marianna Shirinyan their Annual Prize in 2009. In 2010 she received Danish Radio's P2 Artist Prize for her contributions to the musical and artistic life in Denmark.
 She was featured as Carl Nielsen Artist during the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and Festival 2012 in Odense and held a residency by the Odense Symphony Orchestra during the season 2013-14, which included three orchestra concerts and chamber music projects, in addition the orchestra commissioned a piano concerto by the jazz-pianist and composer Carsten Dahl, which was premiered with a big success during the residency. From the season 2014 Marianna will embark a two years term of Residency at the Diamant Ensemble in Copenhagen.

Marianna’s first CD was released by EMI in January 2010, presenting chamber music by Frédéric Chopin, and also featuring Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid and Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang. The CD won the Danish "Grammy" (P2 Prize). In 2012 Marianna released two CD’s, her solo recital album “Il Viaggio” and piano concertos by Beethoven no.1 and Kuhlau together with Copenhagen Philharmonic, another orchestra she is enjoying a tight collaboration with, in March 2014 she was on tour with the orchestra and their chef conductor Lan Shui in Spain with Brahms no.1 piano Concerto. Her recent release has been in May 2014, with Mozart Piano concertos no.12 and no. 23 together with Odense Symphony Orchestra. All the CD’s has been very positively received by listeners and the international press. 
 Marianna was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She commenced her musical studies at the age of seven, when she attended the Tchaikovsky music school in her home town, under the guidance of Margarita Hakobian. In 1997 she went on to study with Igor Javrian at the Komitas Music College in Yerevan. Marianna completed her studies at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Konrad Elser in 2007, with top grades. Mariannas artistic advisers in recent years have been
 Elisabeth Leonskaya and Leif Ove Andsnes.