A treasure island of piano music — Spiegel Online
The Grand Piano label continues to uncover gems of the piano repertoire. — Fanfare

Yulia Ayrapetyan

Yulia Ayrapetyan is a US-based pianist, producer and pedagogue, establishing herself as one of today’s exciting young artists after making her debut at the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in 2023. She has attracted international recognition for her exceptional artistry, displaying striking assurance, imagination, artistic approach, and remarkable consistency in the musical integrity and creative insight of her performances. She is also known for her natural musicality, tonal expressiveness, and as a benchmark interpreter of Komitas and Melikian, and has performed in the United States, Europe, Russia, Armenia and China.

Born in 1988 in Bryansk, Russia, Ayrapetyan studied in Moscow, and continues to uphold the performing traditions of the Russian piano school. Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary and includes rarely performed works by Armenian composers. She has given the US, Chinese, Europe, Russian and Armenian premieres of forgotten Armenian piano music, which she rediscovered. It has since become her passion to perform this music on the world’s stages.

She actively supports and participates in recordings and concerts for her husband Mikael Ayrapetyan’s project, Secrets of Armenia.

Yulia Ayrapetyan has actively studied various musical and pedagogical systems, and in 2012 created and implemented her pedagogical methodology for children, based on accessibility, ease of perception and individual approach.