"A pianist of exceptionally finished technique and purity of musical impulse." (Boston Globe)
A Chicago native, pianist Marta Aznavoorian has performed in Chicago's most prestigious venues and concertized throughout the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, New World Symphony, Aspen Concert Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. She has worked with renowned conductors including Sir Georg Solti, Lukas Foss, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Her solo recitals have included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Sydney Opera House, Steinway Hall, Weill Hall, Caramoor Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Music in the Loft, Dame Myra Hess Series, and Green Lake Music Festival.
She has won first prize in numerous national and local competitions, including the Seventeen/General Motors National Competition, Aspen Music Festival Competition, at the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, and by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, which made her a Presidential Scholar. She has enjoyed collaborative performances with top artists including the Pacifica Quartet, Julian Rachlin, Robert Chen, Colin Carr, Stefan Milenkovich, and Jennifer Frautschi. Ms. Aznavoorian has previously recorded violin and piano music of Stravinsky and Ravel with violinist Jennifer Frautschi for the ARTEK label.