Reviews



...”Sofya doesn’t simply play an instrument and do it remarkably well. She tells stories. Sofya’s relationship with her instrument is fraught with meaning and complexity - she, lives through each piece as if it is a reminder, a longing, a moment in life...                     

- Mariam Dilakian, Carnegie Hall  concert  review


..."Sofya's brilliant performance of Saint-Saëns 2nd piano concerto sounded like a CD recording thanks to neatness; careful phrasing and magnificent singing line, always keeping in it's fullness the whole dynamic range and the color of the sonority"...          

- Diario de León


..."The Andantino of the Sonata Op.22 by Schumann was glorious. As well as coral with variations by Dutilleux incredibly powerful and captivating. The performance of  "el Amor e la Muerte" by Granados was absolutely moving"...  -Tritacora


..."Melikyan dazzled the audience in Madrid with her virtuosity in the Heroic Ballade by Babadjanian"...     

- ABC Madrid


…”Melikyan projects a clear and focused tone and displays an unobtrusive technique.  Her playing displays certain finesse and clarity, as well as a pleasingly sensitive articulation…her reading of Schumann's Abegg showed fluidity and elegance and she conquered the high-wire virtuosity of the E minor Moment musical with deftness. A highly promising pianist who has already attained a respectable level of accomplishment”…

- Sahan Arzruni


…“Melikyan began her recital with R. Schumann's the "Abegg" Variations Op.1 and Fantasiestucke Op.12. These picturesque pieces depend upon performer's interpretation in order to manifest themselves clearly. Listening to Melikyan, we in the audience became observers: the beautiful landscapes with the light of spring and fragrant blossoms. Then the images changed to frightful dreams, dramatically alive. Her masterful performance revealed the full nature of Schumann's music with its contrasting emotional states”…

...”In vivid and expressive Chopin mazurkas she created an atmosphere that was playful, light, and touching. This she followed by Chopin Sonata No.2 in B-Flat Minor, well known for its Funeral March, and, as a finale she played the sharp, bright, full of life Rachmaninoff "Musical Moment"…

- Gennady Mesh, Chicago concert review


…”the ambitious program was presented with strength and musicality by Sofya Melikyan. In the powerful Dutilleux sonata she achieved a magnificent sound as well as deepness of expression in the b-minor Musical Moment by Rachmaninoff and in the e-minor she overcame the left hand difficulties creating an outstanding version”...              

- el Norte de Castilla