• Gohar Vardanyan

    Buy ticket    Concert Thursday 10 oct at 5 pm
Widely admired for her technique, artistry, and passionate performances Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States and internationally. 

She has performed for numerous guitar societies, universities, and
arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice
Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston,
Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public
Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has
performed with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes
Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has also been
a guest artist at International Guitar Festivals in Canada, Panama, Italy, and Mexico.
She has been featured on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine. Guitar
International Magazine has described her as “the complete package,” “with
musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older
than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances
with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is
required of any concert level guitarist.” Her playing has been described as
“passionate,” “evocative,” and “virtuosic.” In addition to her performing career, Ms. Vardanyan is an avid teacher. She maintains a private studio in New York City and frequently teaches master classes and guitar technique workshops during her concert travels.  Ms. Vardanyan is an author of four books from Mel Bay Publications with a fifth one of its way. She has an extensive list of instructive guitar videos on both her own channel and the Strings by Mail channel.

Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five
under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan. At the age of eight, she
gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National
Television. She was the first prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest
“Amadeus” and was accepted into the prestigious group, “New Names,” for talented
young musicians. She performed in numerous concert venues in Armenia, including
Komitas Chamber Music Hall and the Small Philharmonic Hall. She went on to study
with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. In 2001, Ms.
Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was
awarded the Young Artist’s Certificate from Interlochen Center for the Arts and the
Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she
studied with Sharon Isbin and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody
Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an
alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Gohar Vardanyan is sponsored by Strings by Mail and plays on Royal Classics
Recital strings.

Music genre   Classic
Thursday 10 oct
UKK – Hall B
Concert 5 pm

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