Audience Choice Award Competitor



Armenian pianist Armen Puchinyan studies at Yerevan’s Tchaikovsky Music School with Hasmik Petrosyan and with Armen Babakhanian at the Yerevan State Conservatory. He has participated in international competitions since a young age with recent wins including the 2021 Clara Schumann International Competition (Second Prize), 2020 scholarship from the Artis Futura International Foundation, 2020 Absolute Prize from the WPTA Finland International Piano Competition (duo category), and 2019 First Prize in the Riga International Piano Competition (duo category). Armen has performed across Europe in countries including France, Switzerland, and Austria, as well as in New York, and has played with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. He was honoured with the opportunity to perform with the Presidential Orchestra of Russia in the Kremlin Hall of the Moscow Kremlin as part of the Melody Generation International Music Festival.