The born in Armenia and living in Spain world famous pianist made her premiere in Bulgaria.

Her concert Women Voices was held on 24th of March in Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio as part of the 22nd International Piano Music Festival ppPIANISSIMO 2019.

With exquisite artistic sensibility Sofya Melikyan presented the piano works composed by contemporary female composers Raquel Quiaro (Venezuela), Mercedes Zavala (Spain), Hilda Paredes (Mexico /England), Sofia Gubaldulina (Tatarstan/Germany) and Geghuni Chitchyan (Armenia). Following the applauses of the audience she performed brilliantly a piano work of the famous Armenian composer, Arno Babadjanian.

For the concert the pianist received congratulations and beautiful roses from Illya Gramatikov, the artistic director of ppPiannissimo Festival 2019, from Mr. Javier Valdivielso, Director of the Cervantes Insitute in Sofia and from Mrs. Sonia Avakian-Bedrossian, AGBU Sofia Chairperson of Honor.

This is what Sofya Melikyan said about the ppIANISSIMO FESTIVAL: "One of the most rewarding, inspiring and fullfiling experiences in my professional life. My heartfelt thanks to the festival team, in particular to Borislava Taneva for your warmth and generosity and Iliya Gramatikoff, an unbelievable professional, skillful, serious artistic director, an inspiring and warm human being. Thank you Sonia Avakian-Bedrossian, AGBU Sofia and Instituto Cervantes Sofia for your generous support and for making my stay in Sofia such an unforgettable experience. And of course, to wonderful Мария Радева and George Shishmanov for incredible photos!"

The photos are provided by AGBU Sofia.

Above: Javier Valdivielso, Director of the Cervantes Insitute in Sofia, Sonia Avakian-Bedrossian, AGBU Sofia Chairperson of Honor, Illya Gramatikov, Art Director of the festival ppIANISSIMO and Sofya Melikyan