Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, New England and Sierra Nevada Guitar Societies, Guitar Masters Series at the Interlochen Guitar Festival, Juilliard’s Wednesday’s @1 Series, Peabody’s Thursday Noon series, with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. She has been a Guest Artist for Baltimore Classical Guitar Society’s Guitar Day and a master class faculty at the Interlochen Guitar Festival and Workshop.
Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar at the age of five with her father. She gave her first public performance and appeared on Armenian National Television at the age of eight. She was the First prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest “Amadeus” and was accepted into “New Names,” a group for talented young musicians. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. In 2001, Ms. Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. A graduate with High Honors, she has received numerous awards in academic and musical fields. Among these is the Young Artist’s Certificate, one of the highest awards offered to graduating seniors by the Academy, and the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.