David Balasanyan, composer/pianist/improviser
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David Balasanyan (born in 1983 Yerevan, Armenia) studied composition and piano with Ashot Ghazaryan at a music school at ''Mkhitar Sebastatsi'' educational centers in Yerevan, from 1991-98, from 1998-2000 he studied composition with Ashot Ghazaryan and piano with Avetik Pivazyan at the Romanos Melikyan Music College in Yerevan. He graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas in 2005, Dpt. of composition (Professor Ashot Zohrabyan) and completed his post graduate studies in 2008. From 2009 up to 2013 worked as an assistant at the chair of composition of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.
From 2006 he is a member of Armenian Union of Composers.
He is author of chamber, piano, vocal, choral and orchestral works. His works have been performed in Armenia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Georgia, Brazil, Lebanon, Belgium, Israel, USA, Greece and some of them are published by Swiss musical publishing house ''Sordino'' and by OMK-Da Vinci Edition.
In 2014 in Hannover was performed ''The Pillow Tagh'' (the pillow song) which was written specially for Ensemble Octoplus, NDR Radiophilharmonie (commision).
Among his honors are:
2nd Prize at BENJAMIN BRITTEN COMPETITION dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of the composer (2003, Yerevan, Armenia) for his ''Composition'' for woodwind quintet;
''NAREGATSI YOUNG COMPOSERS AWARD'' (2006, Yerevan, Armenia) for ''Postlude in memoriam...'' for violin and piano;
3rd Prize at ''THE 6th SICHUAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC STUDENTS COMPOSITION COMPETITION'' (2010, Chengdu, China) for ''Flower Garden In The Dark'' for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
1st Prize at the Competition for piano solo-improvisation in free at Naregatsi Art Institute (2016, Yerevan, Armenia).
In 2006 he participated in the European Composers Congress in Vienna as a representative of Armenia.
Being also engaged in jazz performing, D. Balasanyan especially prefer to present his own jazz piano improvisations.
He also was a member/vocalist of different choruses: ''Vardanank'', ''Armenian Chamber Voices'' and ''Hover''.
D. Balasanyan is the author of several musicological articles.
David Balasanyan is a member of Contemporary Sound Orchestra. A contemporary ensemble of various performers focusing on impromptu experimental music (acoustic instruments, various objects, electronics).
Among his other interests is poetry; he writes poems, many of them can be found in his book ''Arahetner'' (''Paths'', ''Mitk'' pub.) published in 2001, Yerevan.
David Balasanyan composer’s tracks