“A pianist of exceptionally finished technique and purity of musical impulse”, (Boston Globe) Marta Aznavoorian has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. A Chicago native, she has performed in her hometown’s most prestigious venues, and has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Aspen Concert Orchestra, The New Millenium Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony and San Diego Symphony, working with such renowned conductors as the late Sir George Solti, Lukas Foss, Henry Mazer, Francesco Milioto, Larry Eckerling, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
She was the top prizewinner in the Aspen Music Festival Piano Competition, Union League competition and Young Performer's Competition.
Her solo recital credits include the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Sydney Opera House, Steinway Hall, Weill Hall, Caramoor Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Music in the Loft, Dame Myra Hess Series, and Green Lake Music Festival, Camarata Pacifica, and the Ravinia Festival.
Upcoming collaborative concerts for Ms. Aznavoorian include Ravinia Festival recital with cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and concerts with members of the Chicago Chamber Musicians. Already exhibiting an extensive discography including Sonatas by Stravinisky and Ravel with violinist Jennifer Frautschi, Ms. Aznavoorian's CD with the Lincoln Trio entitled “Notable Women” won a Grammy Award for best producer Judith Sherman and the Lincoln Trio’s latest CD “Annalies” received a 2014 Grammy nomination. Ms. Aznavoorian records for Cedille and Naxos labels.