Classical music, Musical Artist
Who is Raffi Besalyan?
Raffi Besalyan is an Armenian Concert Pianist and is associate professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He was formerly a member of the faculty of Rowan University in New Jersey, U.S.A. Besalyan received Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yerevan State Musical Conservatory, Master's Degree from Rowan University, and studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Byron Janis and Sara Davis Buechner.
Besalyan has won top prizes in several national and international competitions. Among them are MTNA National Competition, Josef Hofmann International Piano Competition, Frinna Awerbuch International Competition, and Artists International Competition in New York.
Besalyan made his New York Recital Debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 2003 to high critical acclaim. He regularly performs throughout North America, Europe, Russia and Asia. In Japan he is represented by Tokyo IMC, MAS management, and is a Guest Artist/Teacher of The Takatsuki Music Teacher’s Association of Osaka and Yamaha.
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