The Loviisa Sibelius Festival


Armenian-born Marianna Shirinyan is one of the most creative and the most sought pianists in Europe today. Her vibrant and virtuoso musicianship puts her in demand, both as soloist and as chamber musician. She is a frequent guest at a string of international music festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Bodensee Festival, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, MDR Summer Music Festival, and Festspillene in Bergen.

Simultaneously, she has won the reputation of being one of the leading pianists of this generation through solo appearances with orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, Munich Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice to name a few.

Shirinyan is a professor of piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Steinway artist and artistic director of the Oremandsgaard Chamber Music Festival in Denmark. Since the summer 2020, she is also co-artistic director of the Valdres Sommersymfoni in Norway.

Shirinyan has a bright discography. All her CD’s have been received enthusiastically by international reviewers and listeners alike. Her latest release, the Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra by Louis Glass, which she has recorded together with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz under the baton of maestro Daniel Raiskin, was awarded the P2 prize of the Danish radio in 2018.