December 11, 2013
UPTON, NY — Pianist Tanya Gabrielian, who rose to international acclaim with first prize in the Scottish International Piano competition, will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, January 15, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the event is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.
Gabrielian was also a winner at the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition, and is a recipient of the Pro Musicis International Award. She is also a laureate of the Sydney International Piano Competition and the Bosendorfer International Piano Competition. Her Wigmore Hall debut, as winner of the coveted Wigmore Prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Music, was reviewed as "revelatory, a feast of romantic pianism which held us enthralled." Gabrielian's Southbank debut recital in the Purcell Room in London, presented by the Philharmonia Orchestra, was selected as "Performance of the Year 2006" by Seen and Heard International. She has also been featured on the cover of the magazine Clavier.
Gabrielian has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, at venues including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Sydney Opera House, Salle Cortot in Paris, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Bonn Beethovenhaus, and the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. She has performed concerti with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the New London Sinfonia, and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. National radio broadcasts include NPR, WGBH (Boston), WFMT (Chicago), KCSN (Los Angeles), WQXR (New York), and VPR (Vermont). Her debut CD, Kaleidoscope, was released in November 2010.
As founder of the MELERcollective, Tanya Gabrielian is dedicated to promoting the artist as activist through art. Projects have included an installation with artist Fran Bull for the exhibit "In Flanders Field: A Meditation on War," recitals featuring composers with mental illnesses (highlighting the stigma around mental health issues), and a multidisciplinary collaboration combining Haydn's Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross with final statements from executed death row inmates. Gabrielian has founded a biweekly interactive performance series for patients at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She was awarded the 2011 McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach for her work.
Gabrielian received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Royal Academy of Music, then completed her studies at The Juilliard School as the only candidate accepted for the prestigious Artist Diploma program, an extraordinarily selective post-graduate residency program, where she studied with Robert McDonald and Matti Raekallio. For her performance at Brookhaven, Gabrielian will include works by Handel-Liszt, Schumann, Beethoven, and Rachmaninov.
Call (631) 344-2345 for more information.
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