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Lucy Nargizyan

About this Artist

Lucy Nargizyan has been featured as soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, England, Wales, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. Her performances have been broadcast on Russian Radio and Television and on KUSC.  

Dr. Nargizyan has won numerous competitions, including the Moscow Young Artist Competition, the San Diego Duo Piano Competition, the Peninsula Young Artists International Festival, the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, and the USC Concerto Competition. She was a finalist in the Mu Phi Epsilon National Competition and the recipient of the “Most Distinguished Musician Award” at the IBLA International Competition in Italy. 

As a member of the Elixir Piano Trio, Dr. Nargizyan performs traditional and modern repertoire in the United States and internationally. Elixir has performed many newly written works and recently recorded compositions by local composer Penka Kouneva.  

Lucy Nargizyan was raised in Moscow, Russia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Moscow State Music College, and Master of Music and Doctorate degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California. At USC, she studied with Daniel Pollack, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, and Dennis Thurmond. Dr. Nargizyan is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at East Los Angeles College.