Ms. Soukiassian received her Bachelor of Music “With Excellence” from the R. Melikian Music College and her Master of Music from Komitas State Conservatory in Armenia. Immediately upon graduating, she was hired by the Conservatory and was subsequently chosen to become one of the first exchange students through Cambridge-Yerevan Sister Cities at the Longy School of Music. At Longy, she was the winner of the Longy Concerto Competition where and received her Artist Diploma Degree. She then continued her studies at Boston University, earning her Doctorate of Musical Arts. At BU, Ms. Soukiassian received the prestigious Director’s Award and the Anne and Aaron Richmond Piano Award.
As a Performer
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “an accomplished musician” pianist Anna Soukiassian has distinguished herself as an artist of tremendous gifts, displaying “an abundance of technique and a wide range of expression…” She has performed in Armenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Moldavia, Germany, Italy, Canada and the United States. As a concerto soloist, she has appeared with the Longy Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Virtuosi.
An active chamber music performer, Ms. Soukiassian frequently appears with the Baltimore Trio, and has performed at venues such as Baltimore Symphony’s “Chamber Music by Candlelight Series,” Sundays at Three, Tsai Performance Center, and the French Library in Boston, MA; Edward Pickman Concert Hall in Cambridge, MA; Hochschule fur Musik in Wurzburg, Germany; and in Vipitano, Italy among others. In the summer of 2010, she was a guest clinician and Artist-in-Residence at the Orfeo International Music Festival in the Italian Alps.
As a strong advocate of new music, Ms. Soukiassian joined composer Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee on a tour to Hungary where she performed her pieces at the Liszt Academy. She also initiated and helped in organizing a special event of performances of Ms. Rahbee’s music for the Peabody Preparatory Piano Department. Ms. Soukiassian has also premiered several new pieces, such as John McDonald’s Second Sonata for Viola and Piano, Robert Kyr’s Unseen Rain for Ten Pianos, and a world premiere of Luciano Berio’s Luftklavier.
As a Teacher
Ms. Soukiassian has taught piano solo and chamber music at venues such as Bridgewater State College, Phillips Academy, Powers Music School, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Towson University, Orfeo International Music Festival in Italy, Intermuse International Music Institute & Festival, and the Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University. She has also coached chamber music to members of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra. As an active adjudicator, Ms. Soukiassian has judged for several state and international competitions. Ms. Soukiasian joined Levine Music in 2023.