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.
In Summer 2022, Ms. Adamyan makes her debut at the Aspen Festival performing Dvorak with Lionel Bringuier, and with the Boston Pops Orchestra performing Mendelssohn at Boston Symphony Hall. Next season, she returns to the Göttinger Symphonieorchester to perform Beethoven, and the Niederbayerische Philharmonie in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. She will also make her debut performing Sibelius with the Staatsorchester Darmstadt, and performing Beethoven with the Bruckner Orchester Linz in Munich’s Prinzregententheater, and will return once more to the Göttinger Symphonie in Dvorak. Recent and upcoming engagements also include recitals in Tokyo and France, and her debut with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester at the Philharmonie in Berlin.
Since winning First Prize at the Menuhin Competition, Ms. Adamyan has received numerous proposals to participate in the concerts around the world, from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, to the Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland, and the Matsumoto International Music Festival in Japan. Following an invitation from Maestro Pinchas Zukerman to participate under his guidance in summer masterclasses of the Ottawa National Arts Center, Ms. Adamyan was invited to appear as a soloist in Gala Concert of NAC, alongside Mr. Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Jessica Linnebach and other renowned musicians. Later, she also appeared alongside Mr. Zukerman playing the Bach Double Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Born in 2000 in Yerevan, Armenia, into a family of musicians, Ms. Adamyan currently studies at the Munich University of Performing Arts with world-renowned teacher, Professor Ana Chumachenco, whose distinguished students have included Lisa Batiashvili, Julia Fischer, and Veronika Eberle. Previously, she studied at the Tchaikovsky School of Music (Yerevan) with Professor Petros Haykazyan and at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory with Professor 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.