NEW CD RELEASE: Lithuanian Piano Music CD entitled "Winter Sketches," in cooperation with the Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia. Content: Balys Dvarionas and Mikolajus Čiurlionis.
AVETIS Swiss-Armenian Association has recently published the collecaiton of scores of piano pieces by Hayk Melikyan entitled Echoes of Altar. The collection contains Postlude, Epicenter, Hommage à John Cage and Echoes of Altar.
NAXOS' GRAND PIANO label presents the Complete Original Works for Piano Solo of Arno Bababdjanian, one of the Leading Armenian Composers of the 20th Century. This is the first time all the works of Babadjanian for piano solo are collected in one Album except the one performed and recorded by the Composer himself during the Soviet period. The music of Babadjanian performs Hayk Melikyan.
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...Hayk Melikyan...has power and agility to spare, with plenty of attention to inner voicings. He is never at a loss for style or direction in any of this music, which is pretty impressive when you consider that it really represents two very different styles. He is always flexible and persuasively colorful in the nationalistic material, careful to articulate every line and give it its proper weight in the rest. And any musician who can differentiate between the two voices in the latter, manic half of the Poem, that often sound like a single line chasing its own tail, deserves recognition for his insight and technique.
... I am very grateful to Hayk Melikyan that he took the risk of creating that piece.
...On a pu apprécier l’Arménien Hayk Melikyan à la démoniaque virtuosité...
La Lettre du Musicien
...Vient ensuite Hayk Melikyan, qui construit sa fugue BWV 891 de J.S.Bach avec un beau sens de l'architecture…
La Libre Belgique