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Alin Melik-Adamyan

About this Artist

Pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan is a prize-winning collaborative artist, soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.

Praised for a “sensitivity unique in the piano world” (The Musical Gourmet), Alin has won numerous competitions and scholarships, including the YMF/ASCAP Leiber & Stoller Scholarship, first prize at the Los Angeles Liszt International Competition, and first prize at the William Grant Still Young Artists Competition, among many others. She has also appeared as a soloist with various orchestras throughout California.

An avid collaborative pianist, Alin has performed with the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in their 2020/21 season, with LA Phil Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, cellist Coleman Itzkoff as the Amicus Duo, cellist Taeguk Mun, and many others. Her collaborative work has also given her the opportunity to work with world-renowned musicians, including Ralph Kirshbaum, Pamela Frank, Jeffrey Kahane, and the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen. Most recently, Alin had the honor of working with Steven Spielberg and John Williams as the live pianist and hand double in Spielberg’s upcoming film The Fabelmans (2022).

A native of Los Angeles, Alin began her piano studies at the age of four. She studied with Carl Matthes for 12 years and entered the USC Thornton School of Music in 2008 to study with Kevin Fitz-Gerald. She earned Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Piano Performance, and, in May 2018, completed a Doctorate in Keyboard Collaborative Arts as an Outstanding Graduate. She is currently a full-time staff pianist at El Camino College in Torrance, California.