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Roma Kanyan

Roma Kanyan

Roma Kanyan

The information below was taken from Roma’s Bio.

Roma Kanyan was born on June 21st, 1975 in Armenia. At an early age, feeling his undeniable gravitation towards anything musical, the parents enrolled him in a local music school. In a short while Roma became the most distinguished pianist of his age group, competing and performing all over the Republic of Armenia.

After immigrating to the United States at the age of fifteen, he continued his studies at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, with such professors as Luise Lepley and Daniel Pollak of the University of Southern California. After graduation, Roma further enhanced his mastery of the classical piano by studying at Mc Gill University with Gregory Chaverdian in Montreal, Canada.

In the late nineteen nineties the world of Jazz, being the classical American music, had a profound impact on Roma’s imagination. The interest in composing music, combined with fresh experimental ideas, led Roma to the creation of the musical group “Nartex”.The band consisted of Armenian musicians living in Los Angeles. The result was “Spirit World”, released in 2000. The original compositions along with the unique fusion of Armenian folk elements, presented a fresh color in experimental instrumental music.

In the early millennium Roma’s work also extended to the Armenian and Persian Pop Music circles. His contributions as an arranger, producer and musical director led him to perform in many different venues around the world including Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Gipson Amphitheatre in Universal City and Klubben in Stockholm .

Today, Roma Kanyan is continuing to pursue excellence not only in music, but remembering the importance of the will of the human spirit, believes that everyone in the world should be heard at least once.

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