Recognising true talent, PENTATONE has granted their Artist of the Season title to Nareh Arghamanyan. From August until the end of 2014, fans and critics will have the opportunity to follow her closely, to get a glimpse of Nareh not only as a fast-rising artist, but also as a person. Over the course of the season we will slowly reveal her upcoming CD “Prokofiev / Khachaturian - Piano Concerto No.3 / Piano Concerto", which will hit the stores in November.
We will be spoiled with videos, photos and stories about the triggers of her motivation, rituals before concert, Vienna in Nareh’s eyes, and surprises which we are not going to give away so soon. Follow it closely, you don’t want to miss the playful side of this graceful brilliant pianist.
She realises the skilful phrasing and changes with a fine sense for legato and finds unique shades for every single variation. Nareh Arghamanyan shows with this CD that she is wonderful pianist whose career is worth looking out for.
Already the first bars of the Elegie from Morceaux op. 3, with their pastose legato, create a dense, melancholy atmosphere that is rarely heard these days; and no later than the following, dramatically and highly differentiated played c sharp minor Prelude, it becomes obvious that Nareh Arghamanyan is an excellent interpreter of Rachmaninov’s music.
International Record Review
Arghamanyan brings something new to this work, for there is care and detail and sensitivity here which I have not heard before and it is achieved without any loss of tempo. This performances are captured in immaculate SACD sound, with ideal balance between soloist and orchestra. Arghamanyan is one to watch, and I hope we hear more from this remarkable partnership.
(Nicholas Salwey, February 2015)
Artist of the Season Diary
Vienna through Nareh's eyes
Nareh takes us on a tour in Vienna. A revealing trip about her love for music and her origins.
A day photoshooting with Nareh
The life of an artist alternates between rehearsals, performances, plane trips and photo shootings.