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Gérard Gasparian, Institut 9. 7. 05






Gérard Gasparian im Institut, 22. 8. 04


Gérard Gasparian

Pianist und Komponist


Born in 1960 in Erevan, Gérard Gasparian played his first works at the age of eleven in Moscow and Kiew. He arrived in France in 1974 and entered the CNR of Marseille the same year. In 1976 he entered the CNSM of Paris, where he was awarded several first prizes and diplomas. He studied piano with Pierre Barbizet, Germaine Mounier, Muza Rubackyte, Jeannine Vieuxtemps, Ventsislav Yankoff, chamber music with Geneviéve Joy, composition with Jacques Castérède, Michel Decoust, Jacques Charpentier and orchestra conducting with Sergiu Celibidache.


Gérard Gasparian is playing recitals and chamber music concerts in Paris (Salle Gaveau), on France Musique Radio, in Venice (Fenice), in Geneva (Victoria Hall) … He is regularly invited to perform in the European festivals: Saint Julien le Pauvre, Flaine, Le Vigan, Albret in France, as well as Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republik), Val d’Aulnay, “Promenades à travers le 20ème siècle musical” Festival in the Sylvia Monfort Theatre, “Les Beaux jardins d’été de Meyrin” Festival in Switzerland, at the World Congress of Saxophone in Valencia (Spain). He toured Yugoslavia with solo recitals and performed as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nijni-Novgorod (Russia, 2001, 2002, 2004), and the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra (2004) in concertos by Beethoven (5), Liszt (1,2), Ravel (in Sol), Rachmaninov (1,4) …


In the same time Gérard Gasparian has built up an extensive career as a composer. He obtained commissions from the CNSM of Paris, from the Duo Portejoie-Lagarde, from the Quartet of Jean Ledieu, from the Horn Ensemble Les Hauts-de-France, from de Sylvia Monfort theatre for its French Music Festival in March 1999.


He  is collaborating with artists such as Roland Daugareil, Hervé Joulain, Henri Demarquette, Mari Kobayashi, Jean Ter-Merquerian, Frédéric Chaslin, Emmanuelle Ophèle, Hidéki Nagano, Alexandre Skulsky, Serguei Markarov, Sacha Rojdestvensky, Elena Vassilieve, Sylvie Hue, Diastéma quartet, … who created and recorded his works. These works are played in France, Italy, Rumania, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Armenia, (Japan Music Festival in 2000) …


Gérard Gasparian is teaching piano at the Noisy-le-Grand’s Music School as a tenured teacher, as well as in the Conservatories of Paris 8th and 17th. He  is regularly invited to teach piano in the summer Academies such as the International Music training course of Narbonne, Flaine Muique, the European Academy “Euphonia”, the International Academy of Music in Mende and the “Rencontres International du Grand Nancy”.


He is also member of the jury for national and International Competitions, as well as for Competitive Examinations controlled by the Ministry (for state diplomas like CA, DE, etc.).


His works are published by Combre, Billaudot and Max Eschig.





Presse Konzert 1

Presse Konzert 2

Presse Konzert 3






Gérard Gasparian, Institutskonzert 21. 8. 04

Zeichnung von Cornelia Ziegler, Basel






Institutskonzert 9. 7. 05





Gerd Jansen, Gérard Gasparian, Christine Jansen, 10. 7. 05