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