Professional pianist Ani is available as a solo pianist and for chamber music, is also an opera chorus and comprimario roles singer, percussionist and former guitarist, who has played in a variety of ensembles. Grew up in NY and over the past couple decades has been in South Florida. Available for many different destination events. Inquire with your location.
In her past travels she learned of the different music styles of the regions. Has also studied rock music with Twisted Sister's Eddie Ojeda on electric guitar, and classical guitar with the legendary Jorge Morel.
Degrees and Awards
*B.A. degree (piano performance) with the honorary distinction of cum laude and the Golden Key International Honour Society from Florida Atlantic University.
*Diploma from the conservatory Mannes College of Music (NY) as a piano performance major. Voice minor.
*A.S. degree in music from Kingsborough Community College (NY) as a guitar major with piano studies. The Music Award to the graduating student for outstanding achievement in the field of music and service to the music department.
Performance experiences in solo or duo piano entertainment and other ensembles, wedding ceremonies, ballet pianist, banquets, cocktails, fundraisers, social country clubs, benefit concerts, museums, birthday parties, church services, golf clubs, art gallery, coffee houses, guest performer in Armenian Classical Concert - reviewed in the Sun-Sentinel Newspaper, assisted living, nursing homes, wine bars, senior centers, restaurants, recitals, accompanist, theatre pianist, performances on piano and percussion with the American Legion Symphonic Band throughout South Florida in cathedrals, community centers, outdoor city venues, town center, civic centers, amphitheaters and chaplains sacrifice at sea yearly memorials at the U.S. Coast Guard Station.
In addition, plays duos with French horn and piano, two-piano duo/four hands one-piano, clarinet and piano duo, keyboard/percussion instruments (chimes, xylophone, orchestra bells/glockenspiel, hand instruments, bass, snare), opera singer in chorus or for comprimario roles as a lyric soprano as well as choral groups.
Performed comprimario roles and chorus in operas throughout NYC, (including Verismo Opera, Opera Music Theatre International -founded by the legendary Jerome Hines, Amato Opera, Operesque Classical Concerts), as well as groups like the The Acappella Singers of Butterfly World with several recorded CDs and numerous other chorus/choir, and percussion and piano in the American Legion Symphonic Band.