Pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan is a prize-winning collaborative artist, soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She holds a Doctorate in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from USC and is the Music Director of American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles.
Praised with a “sensitivity unique in the piano world” (The Musical Gourmet), Dr. Melik-Adamyan has won numerous competitions and scholarships including the YMF/ASCAP Leiber & Stoller Scholarship, first prize at the Los Angeles Liszt International Competition, and first prize at the William Grant Still Young Artists Competition. She has also appeared as a soloist with various orchestras throughout California.
An avid collaborative pianist, Dr. Melik-Adamyan has performed with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Walt Disney Concert Hall, with LA Phil Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, LA Phil Principal Clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan, cellist Coleman Itzkoff as the Amicus Duo, cellist Taeguk Mun, and many others. Her collaborative work has given her the opportunity to work with world-renowned musicians including Ralph Kirshbaum, Pamela Frank, Jeffrey Kahane, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen. Most recently, she was one of the pianists invited to take part in the 2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival.
A native to Southern California, Dr. Melik-Adamyan began her piano studies at the age of four. She studied with Carl Matthes for twelve years and entered the USC Thornton School of Music in 2008 to study with Kevin Fitz-Gerald. She earned Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Piano Performance, and in May 2018, completed a Doctorate in Keyboard Collaborative Arts as the Outstanding Graduate.
30 minute piano lesson. Open to all levels and ages including young beginners.
1 hour lesson on solo piano repertoire. Will also discuss practice methods to develop technique and reduce performance anxiety.
1 hour lesson on chamber repertoire, including duos, trios, quartets, etc. Practice techniques for playing with various instruments.