Marianna Shirinyan is a Danish pianist of Armenian origin, born and raised in Jerevan, the capital of Armenia. Already at age 19, she was teaching at the piano department of the Musikhochschule in Lübeck (Germany). After winning five prizes at the prestigious ARD Concours in Munich, in 2006, her international solo career got a tremendous boost.
Marianna has received Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s prestigious P2 award for her contribution to Danish music life and the critics prize of the association of Danish critics. She is a frequent guest at a string of international music festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Bodensee Festival, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, MDR Summer Music Festival, Festspillene in Bergen.
Shirinyan is a professor of piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and artistic director of the Oremandsgaard Chamber Music Festival in Denmark. From the summer she has 2020 been co-artistic director of the Valdres Sommersymfoni in Norway.