Lilit Grigoryan

pianist

Born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1985, Lilit Grigoryan started to play piano at the age of seven with Prof. Arkuhi Harutyunyan, and was later a student of Prof. Sergey Sarajyan and Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit. She graduated in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock with the highest distinction.

From 2012 to 2016 Lilit was also Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Maria João Pires. Since then, an intense and inspiring collaboration with Maria João and her various projects has been established.

Lilit has toured across the globe and performed in venues including the Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Essen, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mozarteum Hall Salzburg, Salle Cortot, Cité de la Musique, Bozar, Flagey, Palau de la Música Catalana, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Halle aux Grains Toulouse and Steinway Halls in New York, London and Hamburg.

She has also been broadcast on Deutschlandradio, BBC Radio 3, BR Klassik, NDR Kultur, MDR Kultur, SWR Kultur, Radio France, Musique 3, France 3, Public Radio and TV of Armenia, Mexican Radio, RAI 3.

Lilit has performed with orchestras including Sinfonia Varsovia, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Liege, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra,North German Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra, amongst others. In addition, she has performed in various prestigious festivals including Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Verbier, Gezeitenkonzerte, Kultursommer Nordhessen, Auvers sur Oise, Colmar, Menton, Midi-Minimes as well as others.

Lilit is also a devoted chamber musician and regularly collaborates with artists including Maria João Pires, Sarah Christian, Hiyoli Togawa, Andrei Ionita and William Hagen.

Lilit’s debut CD was released in 2012 and featured works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Bartok and Khachaturian (DiscAuvers). In 2017 & 2018, a further 2 chamber music recordings were released to critical acclaim; the first with violinist Sarah Christian (Genuin) and the second with violist Hiyoli Togawa (Naxos). In November 2018, Lilit released ‘Variations sérieuses’ (Orchid), including works of Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Szymanowski.

In 2008, Lilit received the prestigious Culture Prize of President of Armenia. She was also awarded Honors by the State Duma of Russian Federation and the Mayor of the City of Yerevan. Lilit has been prizewinner of several international and national competitions.

During her years of studies Lilit has been supported by various foundations Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, Safran, Horst-Rahe and the Keyboard Charitable Trust. She has also won a Scholarship from Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe and the Tabor Piano Award of the Verbier Academy.

For almost ten years Lilit Grigoryan taught at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock.