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Gayane Darakyan

  • Collaborative Pianist
  • Department of Music
  • Phone: 401.874.4672
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  • Mailing Address: Department of Music
    Fine Arts Center, D204
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881


A native of Armenia, Gayane Darakyan studied piano at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan. She has since performed in many capacities as both an accompanist for instrumentalists and voice, and as a solo pianist. She has also worked as a chamber musician for various sized ensembles. She has worked with several notable performers at various European competitions as well as competing herself as a soloist.

She was awarded first prize as a solo pianist at Grand Concours International de Piano in Paris, France and also at Arno Babajanian International Piano Competition in Yerevan, Armenia. She has also been awarded Best Accompanist at several international competitions. These have included festivals in Italy, Switzerland, France, and Belarus.

In Armenia she has served several years as Professor of Piano and her students have won notable international competitions. She was recognized for her teaching accomplishments at these occasions. Her former students have continued to excel in their musical endeavors.

Currently she serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Rhode Island, as well as other institutions.


Post Graduate Course in Piano,  Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia                                                                                      Master of Music in Piano, Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia
Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education, Specialty Piano, Tchaikovsky Special Music School, Yerevan, Armenia

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