In the framework of the music program of the Ohrid Summer Festival, a concert of the Armenian pianist Ruben Dalibalatian will be held in the “Saint Sophia” church tonight at 8 pm and 30 minutes. The repertoire includes works by Chopin, Debussy and Leaf.
Ruben Dalibaltian was born in Yerevan, Armenia, where he finished elementary music education in the class of Anahit Shahbazyana, then moved to Moscow where he continued to educate himself at the prestigious Gnesin Music Academy under the mentorship of prof. Arthur Berghardt. He holds a master’s degree at the State Conservatory in Moscow in the class of Valeriy Castelski, and his professional and artistic development is strongly influenced by the exceptional artists Boris Berlin, Lazar Berman and Alexis Weissenberg.
Dalibaltian is the winner of ten international competitions in Armenia, China, Croatia and Italy. As young, Ruben Dilbatlian is positioned on the world music scene, and he reviews critics as “a subtle pianist whose performances always bring something new and interesting.” The performances are led by Dalibaltian in several countries in Europe, Asia and America as a recital artist, soloist with orchestra or as a member of chamber ensembles – duo with his wife Julia Gubaidulina or with the trio “Amadeus”. His repertoire extends from a baroque to contemporary authors with a special emphasis on the romantic period in music. In 2000, Ruben Dalibatjan started teaching at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo, and in 2005 he became a professor at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. From this year, he is guest lecturer at the Music Academy in Liechtenstein. As part of his pedagogical work he holds master’s courses and seminars, and is often a member of jury commissions at international competitions. One of his significant projects is the founding of the piano school in Makarska in 2005 along with Julia Gubaidulina.