Armenian pianist Marina Chamasyan's performances have been described as “Most impressive at every level, both technically and interpretively” (James Altena) “Passionate and intelligent” (Tim Page, Washington Post) “Mature artist playing with sobriety, care, and feeling” (Huntley Dent, New York Arts), "Such a refined, poetic and dramatic playing!" (Jeremy Filsell), "Superb musicianship" (Markand Thakar). Chamasyan has received wonderful reviews and performed in major concert halls in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the United States.
She received tutelage from pianists such as Claude Frank, Willem Brons and Vladimir Trop and holds degrees from Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory, Amsterdam Conservatory and Bowling Green University and a doctorate from The Catholic University of America.
Chamasyan is a winner of the Ravel Award at Ibla Grand Prize International Competition in Sicily and is a recipient of Gilmore Music Festival Fellowship Award. Chamasyan served as a teaching artist at the University of Utrecht, The Wolf Trap Performing Arts and Levine Music.
Chamasyan’s performances were broadcast on radio and television, among notable ones are the National Radio 4 Classik in the Netherlands and the Voice of America.
Chamasyan appears as a lecture-recitalist at venues across the US including the Wolf Trap, the Strathmore and the Carnegie Weill Hall in New York.
Her debut CD of complete Schubert Impromptus was released in 2014 to a critical acclaim.
Chamasyan currently resides in Washington DC area with her husband and two children.