Levon Leonard Harutyunyan was born on 6 March 1978 in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. At the age of seven he started his piano education at the P.I. Tchaikovski State Music College, Yerevan. At his 15-th he performed with the State Philharmonic Orchestra the 2nd piano concerto of Camille Saint-Saëns, en won a prize at the regional piano competition.  After this, he gave several concerts in Moscow (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine), Yerevan (Armenia) and Tbilisi (Georgia).

Levon Leonard started in 1995 as a freshman at the Yerevan Conservatory. He became a prize-winner at the International Amadeus Piano Competition and the Regional Jazz Improvisation Competition in Yerevan. He participated in the Russian Music Festival,
Moscow, and gave several piano recitals in Tbilisi and other cities of the formal Soviet Union.

In 1996, he continued his piano training at the Maastricht Conservatory, where he participated in the Master Classes with Peter Donohoe, Angela Brounridge, Michael Vladkowski, Irv Rochlin and Jean Korte. He participated in the International Festival of Russian Music, Gent (Belgium), Eprim ’97 International of Slavonic Music, Maastricht and the Bösendorfer Piano Recital in Vienna (Austria).

Levon Leonard graduated in 2002 for his Masters Performing Musician, classical piano with prof. Avi Schönfeld, and in 2003 his Masters Performing Musician, composition with prof. John Slangen.

From 1999 to 2004, Levon Leonard gave Master Classes Improvisiation and Pop-piano in Maastricht, and Master Classes Improvisation and Latin Music in Figueras (Spain). He accompanied the mixed choir Sound ’70, and gave lessons at the Heerlen Music School (the Netherlands). We could enjoy his ingenious piano playing in many concerts in the
Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain: recitals in the Bonbonnière and Centre Céramique in Maastricht, the Chamber-music Competition at Almere (the Netherlands) with formed by him piano-trio Idea Nova, and the 2nd Maastricht Song Festival where he was one of the prize-winners with his own composition.

Besides his solo-concerts, Levon Leonard Harutyunyan appears frequently with the male choir Royal Walram’s Society, as a pianist in a chamber music ensemble Nostalgia, specialized on a Russian classical music and with piano-duo Slavica, formed together with a polish pianist Paulina  Bukowicz.

In 2006 they successfully took part in a festival of Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen in Cadzand. Moreover, he is

a piano teacher at the music school De Drieklank in Weert and at his own private piano practicum in Maastricht and artistic director of  Levon Leonard Entertainment CV, music and entertainment agency established by him in 2003 in Maastricht. 

In 2004, Levon Leonard recorded his CD “Talk to me”, an album with 100% own songs.

 

At the present moment Levon is busy with writing his 2-nd Pianoconcerto, for piano and orchestra, writing of the book: Art of Improvisation, and recording of two new CD albums: Armenian Tales and Piano Dreams. You can listen to some fragments from those albums on this website.