Dominik Kisiel

Kristine Ayvazyan has been playing piano since the age of six. Her first piano teacher was Kateřina Pirochová, for several years she was a student of Irina Kondratěnko-Parker and MgA. František Malý at the Gymnasium and Music School of Prague. She studied at the Prague Conservatory in the class of doc. MgA. Martin Kasík, PhD., with whom she is now also studying at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She is a laureate of many national and international piano competitions, such as the title of absolute winner in the international competition Amadeus in Brno and Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte in Ústí nad Labem. She has also won many other awards – 2nd prize and EMCY prize in the International Smetana Piano Competition in Plzeň, 2nd prize in the 22nd International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia (Poland), 2nd prize in the competition “Città di San Donà di Piave” in Venice. She has performed at major concerts and festivals, including the “Leopold Mozart International Festival” in Augsburg, The American Fine Art Festival in New York, the International Children’s Festival of the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation in Moscow, etc… She has also had the opportunity to perform with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, North Bohemian Theatre Orchestra, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra and the State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. Kristine has given numerous solo performances, including recitals in Mariánské Lázně, Germany, Spain and Budapest. She also plays the violin and has won several prizes in national competitions in this field as well.

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