Lilit Grigoryan

Pianist

News

Reviews for “Songs of Rain”

Reviews for “Songs of Rain”

“Highly emotional music from John Dowland to Benjamin Britten, worked out emotionally and quickly a little voluptuously.”
TOP 5 Klassik CDs, Journal Frankfurt, July 2022

“In any case, the warming sound of the viola gives comfort and the sensitive interplay of Errera and Grigoryan creates a pleasant atmosphere of familiarity.”
Marie-Teres Himmler, ORF Ö1, June 2022

“Errera inspires with a sound that oscillates between ashen mourning tones and bittersweet melodies, Grigoryan shines as a pianist with a sense of nuance and flow of sound.”
Christoph Irrgeher, Wiener Zeitung, June 2022

“However, the musicians avoid any kind of melancholy cloudiness, so that the rain songs in June have the effect of a refreshing lawn sprinkler.”
Stern, June 2022

“The pianist Lilit Grigoryan follows the courageous approach, balancing the dynamics of the grand piano so sensitively that the viola is never robbed of its leading role.”
Sven Kerkhoff, Musik an sich, June 2022

 

Karolina and Lilit at MDR Klassik

Karolina and Lilit at MDR Klassik

Karolina Errera and Lilit Grigoryan were guests at MDR Klassik and talked about their new joint recording “Songs of Rain” with Martin Hoffmeister. You can listen to the interview HERE from the 45’11’ minute.

Concerts

Bonn

15. August 2022 - 21. August 2022

Piano Workshop – Assistance of  Maria João Pires

 


Parchim

26. August 2022
18:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock


Steffenshagen

9. September 2022
18:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Festland – Klassik trifft Landluft – Festival


Rostock

16. September 2022
19:00

Chamber Music Concert with Soloists of Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock

Brahmsnacht – Rostock BRAHMSt! Eine Stadt musiziert


Hitzacker

6. August 2022
4:04

Recital

Frederic Mompou: Musicá callada

Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker

 


Rostock

17. July 2022
18:00

Summer School Opening Concert

Young Academy Rostock


Rostock

17. July 2022 - 22. July 2022

Piano Course at YARO Summer School 2022

Young Academy Rostock

hmt Rostock


Büsum

25. June 2022
18:00

Solo Recital
Klavier-Sommernacht Büsum

Berlin

23. June 2022
20:00

Duo recital mit Karolina Errera (Viola)

CD Release Konzert


Rostock

17. June 2022
17:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Netzwerk-Konzert, hmt Rostock


Ellwangen

12. June 2022
17:00

Recital with Benjamin Beck (Viola) and Maxime Pacaud (Actor)

Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen

A musical tale


Rostock

8. June 2022
19:30

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Klassik im Kraftwerk, Stadtwerke Rostock

 


Berlin

25. May 2022
19:00

Duo Recital with Nina Reddig (Violin)

Piano Nobile Kammersaal


Bad Doberan

18. May 2022
15:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Schüler spielen für Senioren


Ville-d'Avray

15. May 2022

Festival Hommage Menuhin

Dreieich

8. May 2022
20:00

Duo Recital
with  Alexander Kovalev (Cello)

Buchschlager Hauskonzerte

Dreieich

8. May 2022
18:00

Duo Recital
with Alexander Kovalev (Cello)

Buchschlager Hauskonzerte

Dreieich

7. May 2022
20:00

Duo Recital
with Alexander Kovalev (Cello)

Buchschlager Hauskonzerte

Dreieich

7. May 2022
18:00

Duo Recital with Alexander Kovalev (Cello)

Buchschlager Hauskonzerte

Rostock

2. May 2022
20:00

Recital

Möller’s Piano Lounge, Carlo 615


Berlin

27. April 2022
14:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Espresso Konzert, Konzerthaus Berlin


Heiligendamm

16. April 2022
14:30

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Osterkonzert, Grand Hotel Heiligendamm


Wernigerode 

24. March 2022
19:30

Solo Recital
Konzerthaus in Liebfrauen
Grand Piano Festival

Rostock

12. March 2022 - 14. March 2022

Young Competition Rostock

Young Academy Rostock, hmt Rostock


Kempen

11. March 2022
20:00

Duo Recital with Matthias Kirschnereit (piano)

Kempen Klassik / Mendelssohn – Festival
Kulturforum Franziskanerkloster


Heiligendamm

30. January 2022
16:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Online Neujahrskonzert, Grand Hotel Heiligendamm


Prag

8. January 2022
19:30

Duo Recital with Maria João Pires

Rudolfinum – Dvorak Hall


Toulouse

11. December 2021
20:00

Chamber music with Jean – Marc Philips – Varjabedian (Violin) and Xavier Philips (Cello)

Halle aux Grains


Bochum

6. December 2021
19:30

Solo Recital

Schauspielhaus Bochum


Beckum

25. November 2021
20:00

Duo Recital
with Albrecht Menzel (Violin)
Beckum, Altes Pfarrhaus

Wismar

13. November 2021
18:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Energie für Nachwuchs, Bürgerschaftssaal Wismar

 


Rostock

12. November 2021
18:30

Frederic Mompou: Música callada

Kammermusikfest Rostock

Hochschule für Musik & Theater, Rostock


Rostock

4. November 2021
19:00

Concert with Talents of Young Academy Rostock

Benefizkonzert – Lichtwoche der Stadtwerke Rostock
Barocksaal Rostock


Berlin

2. November 2021
20:00

Recital – CD Release

Konzerthaus, Kleiner Saal


Bad Doberan

26. October 2021
20:00

Recital with Ildikó Szabó (Cello) and Valeriy Sokolov (Violin)

YARO meets Kronberg – Dozentenkonzert mit Fellows der Kronberg Academy

Festsaal, Bad Doberan


Rendsburg

6. October 2021 - 10. October 2021

Chamber Music Course of Young Academy Rostock

Nordkolleg Rendsburg


There is a path to being a musician – having passion for music, the instrument, the composers and their works. I feel very privileged and grateful to be able to communicate my passion with the audiences through performance – to create a connection between the composers and listeners.

Lilit Grigoryan

Biography

The pianist Lilit Grigoryan, who is distinguished by „her abundant strength and a clear, assertive musical language“ (Maria João Pires), is one of the outstanding artists of her generation. She is highly praised by the press for her „beyond-her-years performance” (BBC Music Magazine) and is referred to as “bright spot in the field of interchangeable pianism” (MDR Kultur).

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

As a soloist, Lilit performs with numerous orchestras including Sinfonia Varsovia, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, North German Philharmonic, Polish Chamber Orchestra, amongst others. In addition, she makes appearances at various prestigious festivals including Schleswig Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Verbier, Krzyzowa, Gezeitenkonzerte, Kultursommer Nordhessen, Auvers-sur-Oise, Colmar, Menton, Midis-Minimes as well as others.

Lilit is also a devoted chamber musician and collaborates with various artists including Maria João Pires, Viviane Hagner, Valeriy Sokolov, Sarah Christian, Hiyoli Togawa and Andrei Ionita.

Her concerts have been broadcast on Deutschlandradio, BBC Radio 3, BR Klassik, NDR Kultur, MDR Kultur, SWR Kultur, Radio France, Musique 3, France 3 as well as the public broadcasting companies in Armenia, Radio Mexico and RAI 3.

 Lilit’s debut CD was released in 2012 and featured works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Bartók and Khachaturian (DiscAuverS). In 2017 and 2018, a further two 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 Classics) including works of Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Szymanowski. The recording has been received very enthusiastically by international reviewers. Lilit’s new recording with the cycle „Música callada“ by Frederic Mompou was released in October 2021 (Orchid Classics) and has already received a great deal of media attention. In addition to the numerous enthusiastic reviews, the CD was chosen as one of Apple Music’s Best Albums of 2021.

In June 2022 a further chamber music recording with violist Karolina Errera will be released by Genuin.

Born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1985, Lilit received her first piano lessons from Arkuhi Harutyunyan at the age of seven; later she studied with Sergei Sarajyan and Matthias Kirschnereit. She graduated from the Rostock University of Music and Drama with the highest distinction.

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

Lilit has been prizewinner of several international competitions and was supported by various foundations during her studies including Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, Safran, Horst-Rahe-Stiftung and the Keyboard Charitable Trust. She has also won a Scholarship from Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe and the Tabor Piano Prize of the Verbier Academy.

In 2008, Lilit received the prestigious Culture Prize of President of Armenia; she was also awarded honors by the Mayor of the City of Yerevan.

Lilit Grigoryan is teaching and artistically collaborating at the Rostock University of Music and Drama and the Young Academy Rostock.

 

An assertive and beyond-her-years performance from the Armenian pianist. …”

BBC Music Magazine

Media

Discography

Frederic Mompou: "Música callada"

Book I-IV

Orchid Classics, 2021

Variations Serieuses

Bach / Busoni: Chaconne BWV 1004
Beethoven: 32 Variationen WoO 80
Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses op. 54;
Rejected variations Nr. 11-14
Bizet: variations chromatiques de concert
Szymanowski: Variations h-moll
op. 3

Orchid Classics, 2018

Gegenwelten - Werke von Prokofjew und Schubert

Prokofjew: Violinsonate op. 80
Schubert: Fantasie für Violine & Klavier D. 934

Sarah Christian, Violine

GENUIN 2017

Romantic Viola Sonatas

Onslow: Vilasonate op. 16 Nr. 1
Mendelssohn: Violasonate c-moll
Kalliwoda: 6 Nocturnes op. 186

Hiyoli Togawa, Viola
Lilit Grigoryan, Klavier

Naxos, 2016

Lilit Grigoryan

Werke von Scarlatti, Schumann, Bartók, Khachaturian

DiscAuvers, 2012

“Lilit has abundant strength, determination, a clear and assertive musical language.”

MARIA JOÃO PIRES

“Lilit has abundant strength, determination, a clear and assertive musical language.”

MARIA JOÃO PIRES

Video

Contact

11 + 5 =