New York based pianist-composer Hayk Arsenyan, a native of Armenia, made his orchestral debut with the Armenian Philharmonic at the age of 11 performing his own Requiem for the piano and orchestra. At the age of 17, Mr. Arsenyan made his European orchestral debut as a soloist with the Radio France National Philharmonic Orchestra, and was awarded a platinum medal by the City of Paris. He has since appeared in numerous recitals in USA, Armenia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Argentina, Uruguay, Syria, and Lebanon. His performance venues have included Carnegie Hall (New York), Palais d'UNESCO and Salle Cortot (Paris), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), "Petranka" House-Museum of Mozart (Prague),  Auditorio de Miguel Delibes (Valladolid), Dar-Al-Assad Opera House (Damascus), and appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, and the Phillips Collection Concert Series in Washington DC.  His live recording from Chicago’s Hess Series was released under the Naxos Music Library Label.  

An avid chamber musician and collaborator outside of the conventional music stage, he explores various experimental projects with Dance, Drama and Visual Arts, such as the “Visual Landscapes” multi-media project of complete piano works of Alan Hovhaness, which was The New York Times’ choice of the week in May 2011, and was reviewed as “…One of the coolest events in NYC to go to.”

Currently, Dr. Arsenyan teaches at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.  He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree from the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow.  In 2007 he received the full-tuition Yevgeny Kissin Award for the Professional-Studies performance program at Manhattan School of Music in New York. Mr. Arsenyan also studied the piano in Paris at École Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and the Conservatoire National de Region D'Aubervillier La-Courneuve. He is a scholar of Iberian Early Music and has compiled a Performance Guide to Three Keyboard Sonatas of Antonio Soler as part of his Doctoral Dissertation, published by the University of Iowa Press.

In 1993 Mr. Arsenyan became a member of the French Society of Authors and Composers (SACEM) and two collections of his original works were published in Paris.  Several of his original works have been choreographed by the dance departments of the University of Iowa and New York University. Mr. Arsenyan is also a member of the Ararat International Academy of Sciences in Paris and serves as the Academy’s representative in New York.


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