By Roza Grigoryan
Little wonderkid Dmitry Ishkhanov to perform in Armenia
He is referred to as the wonderkid in the world of classical music. Despite his age, teen pianist Dmitry Ishkhanov, who is of Armenian descent, has already performed in the top concert halls of the world and with the top orchestras.

On July 1, Ishkhanov will perform with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and under the direction of conductor Sergey Smbatyan at Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall. The concert will feature performances of Vardan Atchemyan’s Symphony No. 3 for the String Orchestra and Dmitry Kabalevsky’s Concerto No. 3 for the Piano.

The teen virtuoso and his victory streak

Dmitry Ishkhanov was born in 2005 in Moscow. At the age of 4, he started showing interest in music, song and piano. He took master classes from famous professors such as Pavel Gililov (Germany), Andrea Bonata (Italy), Vincenzo Vazani (Italy) and others.

Dmitry has received awards at prestigious competitions such as the “Rovere D’Oro” International Competition for Young Talents in Italy (2nd Prize), the 22nd “Citta di Barletta” Young Pianists International Competition (1st Prize), the 25th “Flame” Young Musicians International Competition (1st Prize) and more.

Ishkhanov has also participated in several festivals, including the New Names International Festival of Musicians and Performers in Armenia and the “Moscow Greets Friends” Spivakov Festival.

In 2016, Dmitry represented Malta at the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition and became the youngest artist in the history of Eurovision Song Contest to make it to the finals.

He has performed as a soloist with the WDR Orchestra, the Duchi d’Acquaviva Symphony Orchestra, the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra and other orchestras.

Ishkhanov has also given concerts in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Armenia, Russia, the USA and other countries.

Currently, the teen virtuoso studies at the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne. His teacher is Lolita Poghosyan, and his advisor is Professor Nina Tishman.

The artist is only 12 years old and is already fluent in four languages, including Russian, English, German and Spanish.