The Violin Channel
“One of the new generation’s most promising and gifted young concert soloists.”
“Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan, barely in her 20s, delivered on all the aspects of the Khachaturian violin concerto, despite a steady rain that pattered on the tent roof through most of the piece. She found subtleties in the quieter, more hesitant moments, and revved up churning rhythms and dazzling climaxes. The sun was out when the piece ended, and one has to believe her playing had something to do with chasing away the rain.”
Seen and Heard International
“Diana Adamyan is a name you will hear again….following her career promises to be a joy.”
Die Zeit (translated)
“There was a phenomenal young violinist from Armenia performing at this sold-out concert at the Lokhalle: Diana Adamyan, born 2000. With her solo in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Adamyan caused great storms of excitement. With perfect harmonics and burning passion, from the first note of the Sibelius concerto, she played her way deep into the hearts of the audience. She has enormous technical skills — even the most insane failed to compromise her sovereignty — her intonation is perfect up to the highest harmonics, and her dexterity brilliant. In addition, she has the ability to both unfold larger musical arcs, and to work out details meticulously, without losing sight of the whole. She conveyed the dramatic form of the piece, but also allowed lyrical beauty to blossom – and all this with a wonderful differentiated intonation, ranging from edgy, rebellious, and sharply rhythmic passages, up to the clear coloratura soprano range. She plays with passion, giving emotion a fair amount of space, without it letting the music slide into simple sentimentality. Her awareness of form and the clearly contoured shape of the music never let her down during her solo flights of fancy. Loud bravos mingled with the rapturous, well-deserved final applause after this Sibelius concert, which probably most of the listeners still will be remembered far beyond this evening.”
Diana Adamyan is quickly gaining an international reputation as one of her generation’s most outstanding violinists. After winning the First Prize at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, the world’s most prestigious prize for young violinists, she went on to receive First Prize in the 2020 Khachaturian Violin Competition.
Diana Adamyan has performed concerts all over the world, from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London to the Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland and the Matsumoto International Music Festival in Japan. Among her recent engagements are performances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Philharmonie Berlin, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Göttinger Symphonieorchester, the Niederbayerische Philharmonie, the Staatsorchester Darmstadt, as well as recitals in Tokyo and France. In the summer of 2022, she gave her debut at the Aspen Festival playing Dvořák under Lionel Bringuier and with the Boston Pops Orchestra performing Mendelssohn at the Boston Symphony Hall.
In the 2023/24 season, she returns to the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and performs with various orchestras, including the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg Gera, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Pasadena Symphony. She also gives recitals in the USA in Malibu, Richmond, and the Celebrity Series of Boston.
Born in 2000 in Yerevan, Armenia, into a family of musicians, Diana Adamyan completed her studies in 2023 at the University of Music and Theater Munich with world-renowned teacher Ana Chumachenco, whose distinguished students have included Lisa Batiashvili, Julia Fischer, and Veronika Eberle. Before that, she was a student of Petros Haykazyan at the Tchaikovsky School of Music in Yerevan, and at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory under the guidance of Eduard Tadevosyan.
Ms. Adamyan is the recipient of a scholarship from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and under the patronage of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and “YerazArt” organization in Boston. She performed on a violin crafted by Urs Mächler for the Menuhin Competition, and now performs on an instrument made by Nicolò Gagliano in 1760, generously on loan from the Henri Moerel Foundation.