Milda Agazarian

Harp - Visiting Professor of Harp

Founder and Artistic Director of the Moscow International Harp Festival

Juror for international harp competitions; gives masterclasses all over the world

One of the foremost teachers, performers and public figures in the world of music in Russia, Milda is a Professor of Harp at the Russian Music Academy and the Gnessin Specialised Music School in Moscow.

Milda is a founding member and President of the Association of Russian Harp Teachers International and the Founder and the Artistic Director of annual Moscow International Harp Festival. She has served on the juries of numerous national and international harp competitions and several of her students have won prizes at international harp contests in Russia, France, USA, Bulgaria, Walles, Serbia, Hungary and Spain.

She has presented masterclasses in Japan, Great Britain, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Switzerland, Ireland (at the Ninth World Harp Congress in Dublin) and was an Honourable Guest of the VI USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington where she presented a programme composed of masterpieces of Russian harp music at the Master Harpist Concert Series.                        

Since 2006 Milda is the Professor-in Residence of the international harp academy Harpmasters in Switzerland and since 2009 is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.       

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of World Harp Congress since 2011. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Ksenia Erdely International Harp Competition.

Her published editions include E Walter-Kune Fantasie Sur un Theme de l`Opera Eugene Onegin (Salvi edition), Glinka-Balakirev The Lark and Erdely Elegy in memory of Glinka (Harp Masters edition).
In 2013, she was awarded the Order ‘For Services to the Fatherland’. In 2014, she received the Harp Personality award at the International Harp Academy Harpmasters in Switzerland.

Milda was born in Erevan, Armenia. She graduated from the Moscow Gnessin Specialised Music School with a gold medal and an award from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. She has worked with a number of orchestras, including the USSR State Symphony Orchestra under E Svetlanov and Tchaikovsky Symphonic Orchestra under the conductor V Fedoseev.                                      

Being a student and successor of legendary Russian harpists and pedagogues Mark Rubin, Ksenia  Erdely and Vera Dulova, she preserves, continues and develops traditions of the famous Russian harp school.

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