Pianist/Composer Armen Donelian

Pianist/Composer Armen Donelian


"He's a consummate musician." - Sonny Rollins

"A pianist with a crystalline touch, but a penchant for avant gardism." - New York Times

"Armen Donelian immediately proved himself a virtuoso... he played hard-edged, exclamatory chords offset by lightly sounded lines that seemed weightless by comparison." - San Francisco Chronicle

"His playing is a revelation. Harmonic intricacies open up all sorts of possibilities, yet he’s always there with just the right note or voicing of a chord when needed." - Ottawa Citizen

"His expansive improvisations occupy a beautifully elusive place somewhere between the taciturn introspection of Erik Satie’s Gnossiennes, the modal lamentations of John Zorn’s Masada songbook and the genial invention of Art Tatum’s solo recordings. There are countless exquisite moments to be found within these nine extended meditations." - Downbeat

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