Described as “a pianist with fluent grace, beautiful tone, great technique and presence,” Lucy Nargizyan has been featured as soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, England, Wales, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico and Russia. Her performances were broadcasted on Russian Radio and Television as well as on Classical KUSC Radio.
Dr. Nargizyan is the winner of the Moscow Young Artist Competition, MTAC Piano Duo Competition in San Diego, the Armenian Allied Arts Association Competition, Eleventh Annual Piano Ensemble Festival in Fullerton, Los Angeles Liszt Competition, USC Concerto Competition, and the Peninsula Young Artists International Festival. She was also the finalist in the Mu Phi Epsilon National Competition. Among Lucy’s other honors are the Los Concenieros and El Camino College awards, USC Friends of Armenian Music and Jane Kenneth Memorial Scholarships. Dr. Nargizyan was the winner of “Most Distinguished Musician Award” at the 2005 IBLA International Competition in Italy, where she performed with the Elixir Piano Trio.
Lucy Nargizyan was raised in Moscow, Russia. She began playing the piano at the age of six with professor Valentina Kochkina. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Moscow State Music College, a Masters of Music Degree and a Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California. She has studied with Daniel Pollack, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Dennis Thurmond and Irina Manamshian.
Dr. Nargizyan is a dedicated teacher whose students have been prizewinners in many local and state competitions. In addition, her students have transferred to such institutions as USC and Cleveland Institute of Music. Currently, Dr. Nargizyan is an Assistant Professor of Music at East Los Angeles College.