Composer: David Balasanyan - Arabesque for piano solo (2012)
Performer: David Balasanyan - piano
2012 May 21
Komitas Chamber Music Hall (Yerevan, Armenia)
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Photo by Alexander Tatevyan
David Balasanyan - Composer, pianist /poet, musicologist/
His music you can listen here:
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David Balasanyan (born in 1983 Yerevan, Armenia) studied composition and piano with Ashot Ghazaryan at a music school at ''Mkhitar Sebastatsi'' educational centers in Yerevan, from 1991-98, from 1998-2000 he studied composition with Ashot Ghazaryan and piano with Avetik Pivazyan at the Romanos Melikyan Music College in Yerevan. He graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas in 2005, Dpt. of composition (Professor Ashot Zohrabyan) and completed his post graduate studies in 2008. From 2009 up to 2013 worked as an assistant at the chair of composition of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.
From 2006 he is a member of Armenian Union of Composers.
He is author of chamber, piano, vocal, choral and orchestral works. His works have been performed in Armenia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Georgia, Brazil, Lebanon, Belgium, USA, Greece and some of them are published by Swiss musical publishing house ''Sordino''.
In 2014 in Hannover was performed ''The Pillow Tagh'' (the pillow song) which was written specially for Ensemble Octoplus, NDR Radiophilharmonie (commision).
Among his honors are:
2nd Prize at BENJAMIN BRITTEN COMPETITION dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of the composer (2003, Yerevan, Armenia) for his ''Composition'' for woodwind quintet;
''NAREGATSI YOUNG COMPOSERS AWARD'' (2006, Yerevan, Armenia) for ''Postlude in memoriam...'' for violin and piano;
3rd Prize at ''THE 6th SICHUAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC STUDENTS COMPOSITION COMPETITION'' (2010, Chengdu, China) for ''Flower Garden In The Dark'' for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
In 2006 he participated in the European Composers Congress in Vienna as a representative of Armenia.
Being also engaged in jazz performing, D. Balasanyan especially prefer to present his own jazz piano improvisations.
He also was a member/vocalist of different choruses: ''Vardanank'', ''Armenian Chamber Voices'' and ''Hover''.
D. Balasanyan is the author of several musicological articles.
Among his other interests is poetry; he writes poems, many of them can be found in his book ''Arahetner'' (''Paths'', ''Mitk'' pub.) published in 2001, Yerevan.
His compositions can be found at: youtube.com/user/davidbalasan/videos
2015 Microludes for piano
2015 Songs on Komitas poetry for soprano and piano
2013 “The Pillow Tagh” for clarinet, violin, viola and double bass, Commissioned by Oktoplus Ensemble (NDR)
2012 Arabesque for piano solo, Dedicated to Artur Avanesov
2007-2008 Piano Trio for violin, violoncello and piano, Dedicated to Trio Arcadia Di Roma (Italy)
2006 Monologue-Fantasia for solo clarinet, Dedicated to Martin Ulikhanyan
2006 “Flower Garden in the Dark” for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
2005 “Metamorphoses of a Ritual” for Orchestra (also piano transcription)
2003-2004 “Postlude in memoriam...” for violin and piano, Dedicated to the memory of friend Martin Hakobyan. Naregatsi Young Composers Award (2006, Armenia/Yerevan)
2002-2003 “Composition” for woodwind quintet. (for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn). Dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten, 2nd prize at Benjamin Britten Chamber Composition Competition (2003, Armenia/Yerevan)
2002-2003 String Trio for violin, viola and cello
2002 Duo for flute and viola. Dedicated to Aram Hovhannisyan
2001 “The Preacher of Love” for mixed chorus a cappella (text by Vahan Teryan)
2001 Second vocal cycle for soprano and piano (texts by Vahagn Davtyan, Vahan Teryan, Hovhannes Tumanyan)
2001 Sonatine for flute and piano
2000 First vocal cycle for soprano and piano (texts by David Balasanyan)
2000 Variations on a national theme for piano