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Armenian musician Tigran Hamasyan began playing piano at the age of 3. He started playing at festivals across Europe aged 13 and, since then, his reputation has steadily grown with every performance.
He has won prestigious piano competitions, most notably, the 2006 Thelonious Monk jazz piano competition under supervision of Herbie Hancock. He has earned serious recognition with four albums and hundreds of concerts all around the world. Tigran was named the winner of the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music.
“A-may-zing! Now, Tigran, you are my teacher.” – Herbie Hancock
His first album for Universal, A Fable, received acclaim including winning a French Grammy award in 2011.
Tigran’s rising stature in music garners notice globally wherever he has been able to be heard.
“Tigran stands out for his burning intensity” – The Telegraph
Tigran’s unique profile displays dazzling piano dexterity with an undeniably profound sense of composition. He’s equally at ease with jazz, classical music, Armenian popular repertoire, rock, heavy metal, or avant-garde.
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