Mario Merdirossian
Biography


What distinguishes Argentine pianist Mario Merdirossián from other contemporary performers is his remarkable ability to attract diverse, international audiences from classical music aficionados to popular music lovers alike.


Mario Merdirossián received outstanding international reviews throughout his concert career. The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Merdirossián has done what others only talk or dream about”… “He is one of our best musicians” noted La Prensa in Buenos Aires, “His technical skills are superb”… “He truly speaks through the piano” said Daily Mississippian, and Peru’s Arequipa al Dia recently headlined: “Merdirossián amazed his audience with his superb concert”


Mario Merdirossián early education was with Manuel Rego, Argentina’s foremost pianist and heir to a line of masters that dates back to Claudio Arrau, Martin Krause and Franz Liszt. He graduated from the Music Conservatory of Mar del Plata, were he was appointed as Professor of Piano the following year, at age 23. He was also Prof. of Music History and Music Theory at the National College Mariano Moreno, the Peralta Ramos Institute and the “Centro Polivalente de Artes”. He later held the Cathedra of Piano Graduates Level at the National University of Buenos Aires, Tandil.


After wining several national competitions, he performed extensively in South America under the sponsorship of the Argentine Office of Foreign Affaires. He debuted in the United States in 1980 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, performing as soloist of the California Chamber Orchestra under Henry Temianka and the Los Angeles Symphony under Nelson Nieremberg. He also toured several colleges and universities as a recitalist. He was invited to join the Roster of Exclusive Steinway Artists. Under the sponsorship of Steinway & Sons he performed a series of recitals throughout California and several American universities.


Most recently he toured Peru in a series of recitals, performing as soloist of the National Symphony of Lima, the Symphony Orchestra of Trujillo and conducting piano master classes at the University of Mississippi. Merdirossián is also an active lecturer. During 2010 he presented in several cultural centers of Arizona, Nevada and California “The Piano Story”, a narrative concert about the evolution of the piano during the last 300 hundred years.


His recordings include works by Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dohnanyi, Ginastera, Grieg, Khachaturian, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Scarlatti and Schubert.



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