Winner of the senior division and the audience prize of the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018, Diana Adamyan was born in Yerevan in 2000. Her performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto in the final of the competition was described by Neue Zürcher Zeitung as deeply expressive and animate. Currently a student of Ana Chumachenco in Munich, Diana gave her London debut playing Bach’s Double Concerto with Pinchas Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015, and she has also appeared at Seiji Ozawa’s Matsumoto Festival in Japan, at Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, and at HIMA Festival in Iceland.
Diana Adamyan is the winner of the senior division of the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, where she was also awarded the audience prize. Born in Yerevan in 2000 into a family of musicians, Diana studied at the Tchaikovsky School of Music with Petros Haykazyan, at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory with Eduard Tadevosyan. She is currently a student of Ana Chumachenco at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
In addition to her success at the Menuhin competition, Diana won prizes at the International H. Bogdanyan Competition-Festival in 2014, and at the 9th International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition in 2015. Highlights in Diana’s concert diary to date include performing the Khachaturian Violin Concerto at Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev, her London debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Bach’s Double Concerto together with Pinchas Zukerman at a concert commemorating the centenary of the Armenian genocide, an invitation to the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Japan, and a performance at HIMA festival in Iceland. In June 2020 Diana performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor at Philharmonie Berlin with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester under the baton of Ruth Reinhardt as part of the Debüt im Deutschlandfunk Kultur series.
Diana holds a scholarship of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and has participated in a number of music weeks and activities offered by the Academy every autumn and spring. A member of the Armenian programme “New Names”, she has been generously supported by the Armenian General Benevolent Union as well as YerazArt in Boston. Funded by the DakApp Foundation and YerazArt, she has participated in regular masterclasses with Leonidas Kavakos. At the invitation of Pinchas Zukerman she has taken part in masterclasses at National Arts Center Ottawa and the National Arts Center School, and was selected to appear at the NAC School gala concert alongside Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Jessica Linnebach and others.
Diana plays on a violin crafted by Urs Mächler (Germany). Following her success at the Menuhin Competition, she was awarded the Nicolò Gagliano violin from the collection of Christophe Landon as part of a loan which has been extended into 2020. Additionally she plays on a further instrument by Nicolò Gagliano, kindly sponsored by the Henri Moerel Foundation.
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