Hayk Melikyan

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Hayk Melikyan
Pianist Hayk Melikyan.jpg
Hayk Melikyan playing Arvo Pärt's Lamentate for piano and orchestra. Armenian premiere with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ruben Asatryan. 16.11.2018
Background information
Born (1980-11-29) November 29, 1980 (age 38)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, USSR

Hayk Melikyan (Armenian: Հայկ Մելիքյան; born November 29, 1980 in Yerevan) is an Armenian pianist and composer. He is widely known as one of the best performers of 20th century and contemporary classical music.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Melikyan was born in Yerevan. He is the grandson of renowned poet, translator and publicist Sokrat Khanyan.

Melikyan's two recent solo albums were released by NAXOS Grand Piano label: complete piano solo compositions of Arno Babadjanian and Alexander Arutiunian.[1]

In 2013, he performed in Germany with Karine Gilanyan in dedication of the then upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.[2]

Melikyan regularly performs on prestigious stages of the world including Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium (Lisbon),[3] Victoria Hall (Geneva),[4] Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall (Yerevan),[5] etc.

In 2009, Hayk Melikyan initiated «1900+» World Piano Music Concerts Series of the 20th Century and Contemporary Music.[6]



Hayk Melikyan has power and agility to spare, with plenty of attention to inner voicings. He is never at a loss for style or direction in any of this music, which is pretty impressive when you consider that it really represents two very different styles.


  1. ^ a b "Grand Piano Records. Hayk Melikyan". www.grandpianorecords.com. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  2. ^ "Berlin to host concert dedicated to 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide". news.am. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ Hayk Melikyan, pianist, Hayk Melikyan at Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium (Lisbon), retrieved 2019-02-08
  4. ^ Hayk Melikyan, pianist, Edgar Moreau & Hayk Melikyan play Franck Sonata op.36 (Extract), retrieved 2019-02-08
  5. ^ Hayk Melikyan, pianist, Hayk Melikyan Chopin Mazurka op.24, N1 & Polonaise op.53, retrieved 2019-02-08
  6. ^ "1900+ World Piano Music Concerts Series of the 20th Century and Contemporary Music".
  7. ^ "Decrees of the President of RA". www.president.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  8. ^ "Naxos Classical Music - Naxos Album Reviews". www.naxos.com. Retrieved 2019-02-08.