Armenian pianist Mariam Kharatyan was born in 1987. She has started playing the piano at the age of six. After music school her studies continued from 2002 at the Music college after Romanos Meliqyan, In Yerevan, Armenia. From 2005 her studies continued at Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas , in the class of Associate Professor Areg Sargsyan. Mariam graduated her Master Degree of piano performance at the Komitas State Conservatory in 2011 with top grades. Since 2012, she moved to Norway and has studied in Agder Music Conservatory , in Master program of piano performance, Western –European Music in the class of Professors Tellef Juva and Sveinung Bjelland.
Mariam is the winner and participant in several international and national competitions, such as Minsk International Piano Competition 2010 in Belarus, Ung Klassisk 2012 in Norway. In 2013 She has won 1st prize in 5thInternational piano competition ”Giovanni Musicisti” in Treviso, Italy. In 2014 Mariam performed a Solo Recital in Auditorium Stefanini, in Treviso, , invited by Italian Academia Musicale. In 2010 she won 3rd place in the ”Renaissance” International 2nd contest-festival of musician-performers in Gyumri, Armenia.
In 2008 - 3rd place in First National Accompaniment Competition after Heghine Ter-Ghevondyan and In 2005 she won 1st place in Young Pianists National Competition after V.Umr-Shat, in Yerevan, Armenia.
She was honored by ”Sorlandske Sommernetter” Festkonserten to Klassisk UIA 2013 Award, in Kristiansand, Norway.
In 2012 Mariam has performed Beethoven 3rd piano concerto, c-moll in Sigurd Kohns Hus of Agder Conservatory and in Som Kirke in Kristiansand, as a soloist with Agder Symfoniorkester, Conductor - James Duddle, Norway.
Along with her activities as soloist, Mariam also performs as experienced chamber musician in various ensembles. In 2013 she has been invited in NYCMF(Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival) in Stavanger, In 2012 and 2013 she has performed concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician in Ung Klassisk Festival, in Arendal Kulturhus and in Kilden Teater og Konserthus, in Kristiansand.
In 2007 she performed Chamber music concerts with armenian violist and composer Gor Hovhannisyan in Kamar Art Music Festival in Yerevan, Armenia.
She has cooperated with Gor Hovhannisyan since 2004 and together they performed numerous chamber music recitals in armenian concert halls, such as Aram Khachaturian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Komitas Chamber Music Hall, Arno Babajanyan Philharmonic Hall ,Concert Hall of Aram Khachaturian Home-Museum, Narekatsi Art Institute Hall and etc.
Mariam has participated in master classes as a soloist and as a chamber musician with Maria Egelhof (Germany), Kim Kashkashyan(USA), Diane Andersen(Belgium),Ashley Wass(UK), Konstantin Lifschitz (Russia), Rolf Gupta (Norway), Nina-Margret Grimsdottir (Iceland), Einar-Steen Nokleberg(Norway) , Eugene Alcalay(USA)and Jan Jiracek Von Arnim,(Austria).
Throughout her musical career she has performed numerous recitals in Yerevan and in other Armenian cities, as well as in Norway, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, etc.