Ani Arushanyan

President of World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Armenia


Ani Arushanyan is a Concert Pianist and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Arts. Since the age of seven, Ani has won numerous national and international competitions and scholarships (Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium). As a concert pianist, a chamber music performer and an orchestral pianist Ani has performed worldwide, including concert halls in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Iran and elsewhere.

In 2007 Ani Arushanyan graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas, with the degree of Master of Music and Performance, with a specialization in piano music. She studied with Professor Anahit Bogdanyan’s in her professional class, then continued her postgraduate studies under Professor Anahit Bogdanyan.

She mastered her performance on master classes of Paul Pollei (USA), Sergio Perticaroli (Italy), Bernd Goetzke (Germany) among other amazing professors.
In 2014 she defended her Ph.D dissertation, titled “Principles of Variation in the Piano Works of Armenian Composers “, at the Institute of Arts, the National Academy of Sciences, in the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA), dissertation adviser, Professor Mikhail Kokjaev and received her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Arts.

She is an author of 5 scientific articles related to modern Armenian piano music.
She has presented the pedagogical works by Armenian composers, effective practicing techniques and performance problems at various national and international conferences. Her repertoire includes a wide range of styles, from Baroque to contemporary eras; from Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti till Giacinto Scelsi, Gyorgy Ligeti, John Cage.
Armenian composers have a special place in her rich repertoire; including the works of Komitas, Aram Khachaturian, Arno Babajanyan, Tigran Mansuryan, Gagik Hovunts etc. Dr. Arushanyan has received a scholarship from the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation, in 2001, and was awarded the Gold Medal of Ministry of Culture, RA, in 2009.
Dr. Arushanyan was inaugurated as the President of World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Armenia, in 2020.