Ludwig Sémerjian

Equally at ease on an eighteenth century fortepiano as on the modern concert grand, the Canadian pianist Ludwig Semerjian represents a new breed of pianist on today’s concert stage. His evocative and highly personal interpretations on modern as well as historical instruments have garnered him near unanimous critical acclaim, as well as drawing a whole new public to the sounds of historical pianos.

Ludwig Sémerjian begun his formal musical studies at McGill University in Montréal at the unprecedented young age of 16 and while still a student, entered and received the grand prize at the prestigious Aram Khatchaturian International
Piano Competition in New York City. In 1991, shortly after completing his studies, Semerjian began his exploration of early pianos. His remarkable natural ability on these instruments soon led to collaborations with such pioneers of the field as Paul Badura-Skoda and Jaap Schroeder as well as appearances with other eminent period instrument specialists like, among others, Nicholas McGeagan and Andreas Staier.

Now in great demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra, Semerjian regularly appears at some of the music world’s most prestigious concert venues and festivals including Lincoln Center NY, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the Festival International de Lanaudiére, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, the Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori in Italy, and the Beethoven International in Bonn.

Constantly exploring unbeaten paths, Mr. Semerjian is currently embarked on the unique project of recording the complete piano Sonatas of W. A. Mozart for ATMA Classique, on pianos ranging from Mozart’s time to our own, The first recording of this series was voted by critics as one of the top ten classical music recordings of 2001.

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