Armenian-born Marianna Shirinyan is one of the most creative and sought-after pianists in Europe today. Her vibrant and virtuoso musicianship puts her in demand, both as soloist and as chamber musician. Shirinyan plays with great sensitivity, understanding, technical brilliance and beauty of tone, encompassing a wide repertoire. Her love for the music she plays and her joy in sharing it with a larger audience are apparent in all her performances.
She has received Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s prestigious P2 award for her contribution to Danish musical life and the Critics’ Prize from the Danish Film Critics Association. She is a frequent guest at a string of international music festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, MDR Summer Music Festival, Festspillene i Bergen.
She has a reputation of being one of this generation’s leading pianists, having performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, Potsdammer Kammerakademie, Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. She has collaborated with conductors including Lawrence Foster, Zoltán Kocsis, Antonello Manacorda, Jun Märkl, Daniel Raiskin, Lan Shui, Thomas Søndergård, Krysztof Urbanski and Joshua Weilerstein.
Currently, Shirinyan is a professor of piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Steinway artist and artistic director of the Oremandsgaard Chamber Music Festival in Denmark.
Shirinyan’s has an extensive discography and has been reviewed enthusiastically. Her latest release, Louis Glass’s Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra was recorded with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz with conductor Daniel Raiskin and was awarded the P2 Danish Radio Prize in 2018.