Widely admired for her technique and artistry, Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. She has been a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has been featured on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine. Guitar International Magazine has described her as “the complete package.” Ms. Vardanyan is an author of four books from Mel Bay Publications. She is an instructor on Strings by Mail’s Lessonettes and Unexplored Repertoire Series on YouTube.
Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan. At the age of eight, she gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National Television. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. In 2001, Ms. Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was awarded the Young Artist’s Certificate from Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.
Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
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