Rapyan Heghine is a graduate of honors (“red diploma”) of the “Komitas” State Conservatory, Yerevan - Armenia. In 2008, she was offered a place for Postgraduate study in “Mozarteum” University in Salzburg – Austria, where she studies until now under the guidance of Prof. Peter Lang and latterly Prof. Rolf Plagge. In addition, in March 2011, Heghine began in Salzburg her Phd study in Musicology.
She has participated in Masterclasses of Alexander Banduryansky (2006, Moscow), Jerome Rose (2007, Zagreb), Jura Margullis (2008, Salzburg), Robert Levin (2009, Salzburg), Klauss Hellwig (2010, Krefeld), Ludmil Angelov, (2011, Sofia).
Since 2001, Heghine has given recitals across Europe and performed as a soloist with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Armenian National Chamber Orchestra.
She is an experienced participant and award winner of national and international piano competitions. Among her awards are 1st prize in Stephan Elmas competition (Yerevan), 2nd prize in Cherogiorgou-Sigara (Athens) and Orbelian competition (Yerevan), diplomas in Luciano Gante (Pordenone) and The Muse (Santorin). She was awarded the Special Prize of Kawai, “most promising talent” during the Armenian Legacy competition (Yerevan) and has received study scholarships.
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