Wonderful Pianist...She Has It All. Technique, Musicality, Power, Phrasing......Absolutely Marvellous'

Alan Bash, Juilliard M.M. Piano


An Evening with Sergei Rachmaninoff and Christina Grigoryants’ is dedicated to one of the last great musical Romantics.

The programme features some of Rachmaninoff’s most interesting and dynamic compositions including selections from his Preludes, Moments Musical and Etudes Tableaux, and concludes with an outstanding performance of the composer’s rarely played and most demanding works, the original 1913 version of his Piano Sonata No.2.

Preludierna: Opus 23 - No 10 in Gb major • Opus 32 - No 12 in G# minor • Opus 32 - No 2 in Bb minor • Opus 23 - No.5 in G minor • Opus 23 - No 4 in D major. Études Tableaux, Opus 39: No 6 in A minor • No 1 in C minor • No 2 in A minor • No 5 in Eb minor. Moments Musicaux Opus 16: No 4 in E minor Paus • No 1 in Bb minor • Piano Sonata No.2 - the 1913 original edition

Atmospheric Mastepieces is a beautiful programme that higlights the sheer beauty of works from six different composers. 

The recital features compositions by three of the greatest masters - Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.

”The program is a collection of works from a great era and I often return to this period. The music contains so much light, hope and inspiration. It feels like the great composers of that time understood more about what is important in life than we do today. The rehearsal and performance is a big challenge as the music is so crystal and precise." Christina Grigoryants

Johan Sebastian Bach

Partita no. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 - 30 min
I.Toccata II.Allemande III.Corrente IV.Air V.Sarabande VI.Tempo di Gavotta VII.Gigue

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Sonata no 12 in F major, K.332 - 15 min

I.Allegro II.Adagio III.Allegro assai

Fantasia in C minor K.396 - 9 min

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata no. 3 in C major, Opus 2 - 23 min

I.Allegro II.Adagio III.Scherzo IV.Allegro assai

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New album:

Rachmaninoff Piano Masterpieces

1. Prélude in G - Flat Major, Op. 23: No. 10

2. Prélude In G - Sharp Minor, Op. 32: No. 12

3. Prélude In D Major, Op. 23: No. 4 4:11

4. Etude-Tableau in A Minor, Op. 39: No. 6

5. Etude-Tableau in A Minor, Op. 39: No. 2

6. Etude-Tableau in E - Flat Minor, Op. 39: No. 5

7. Moment Musicaux in E Minor, Op. 16: No. 4

8. Moment Musicaux in B - Flat Minor, Op. 16: No. 1

9. Piano Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor, Op. 36

  • 1. Allegro Agitato 9:27
  • 2. Non Allegro - Lento 7:02
  • 3. Allegro Molto 6:44

One of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most famous and iconic compositions is the dramatic and enormously challenging original 1913 version of his Piano Sonata No.2.

Christina Grigoryants’s performance proves her to be one of the work’s premier advocates. The Sonata is accompanied on the album by an equally outstanding recital of selections from Moments Musical, Etudes Tableaux and Preludes.

‘Rachmaninov Masterpieces’ was recorded in Atlantis Studios and RMV Studios, Stockholm.

It is available on all streaming services from 16 December, 2022.

Video production: studio-gustav.com

Featured on Swedish Radio - Lördagsmorgon i P1

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New album (released 17 Feb 2023)

Friendly Fingers

An album with extraordinary, improvised interpretations of both old jazz classics and
a selection of lesser known gems.

The album title alludes to the art of making each individual piano sound optimal through the right touch, hence ‘Friendly fingers’.

The two recording sessions took place in April and May 2022 at RMV Studios Skeppsholmen, Stockholm.

1. Spain – Chick Corea/Joaquín Rodrigo

2. Siciliana – J.S Bach

3. The Telemann Experiment – Jon Lord

4. What are you doing the rest of your life – Michel Legrand

5. The Man I Love – George Gershwin

6. Lullaby of Birdland – George Shearing

7. Sitting in A Dream – Roger Glover

8. Blue Shadows In The Street – Dave Brubeck

9. Folkloric – Grigoryants/Lorichs

10. How Insensitive – Antônio Carlos Jobim

11. Moon River – Henry Mancini

12. Cheek To Cheek – Irving Berlin

13. The Girl From Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim

14. I Will Wait for You – Michel Legrand


Christina Grigoryants's repertoire covers various eras and a wide range of musical styles. Her recitals have featured works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Gershwin, Brubeck, Piazzolla, Corea, Lord and many more.

Christina was raised in an Armenian family of musicians. Both her parents were music teachers and her father was also a well known composer and bandleader.

From an early age, she participated in and won various domestic and international piano competitions, acquiring plaudits for her prodigious technique and profound interpretative artistry.

In 1994, Christina was admitted to the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music and studied under such distinguished teachers as Boris Berlin, Tatiana Pospelova, Larissa Starodubvrovskaya and Alexey Skavrosnky.

Since childhood, Christina has also developed a passion for jazz and has been involved in experimental projects involving modern and contemporary music, both as a soloist and in ensembles.

The combination of her prestigious academic learning and disciplined Classical schooling along with her love for improvisation and the freedom and spontaneity of jazz, folk and blues makes her one of the most distinctive and exciting pianists around today.

From 1999 to 2019, Christina worked as a music teacher but is now focused solely on her career as a performing musician with a permanent residence in Sweden.

Contact and bookings
Mail: christina.grigoryants@gmail.com

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Homepage: https://grigoryants.se

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