From the upcoming academic year 2021-2022, the internationally recognised pianist Marianna Shirinyan has been appointed visiting professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Armenian-born Marianna Shirinyan (b. 1978) is one of the most creative and sought-after pianists in Europe today. Her lively and virtuoso music has made her in great demand, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Shirinyan plays with great sensitivity, understanding, technical brilliance and a beautiful tone, which allows her to embrace a wide repertoire.
She has also gained a reputation for being one of the leading pianists of this generation through solo performances with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, to name just a few. Shirinyan has worked with such conductors as Michael Balke, Lawrence Foster, Zoltan Kocsis, Antonello Manacorda, Jun Märkl, Eva Ollikainen, Daniel Raiskin, Lan Shui, Thomas Søndergård, Marc Soustrot, Krysztof Urbanski and Joshua Weilerstein.
Marianna Shirinyan is trained as a pianist at Komitas State Conservatory of Music in Yerevan, Armenia, and at Lübeck Academy of Music, Germany. She has performed as a soloist with, amongst others, the DR Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Danish regional orchestras. Abroad, she has performed with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestraof Taiwan, the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, and many others.
She has received the prestigious DR P2 Prize for her contribution to Danish musical life, and the Critics’ Award from the Association of Danish Music Critics. She is a frequent guest at a number of international music festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Bodensee Festival, the Schwetzinger Festival, the MDR Summer Music Festival and Bergen International Festival.