TESTIMONIALS

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“Mihran Kalaydjian is a very specially gifted pianist. He has an astonishing insight in music together with deep feeling and a brilliant technique.”

– Christoph Eschenbach

“Mihrankalaydjian’s hands are huge and the fingers with their strength and precision might have been made of steel. He offered a firm, brilliant, sensitive yet emotionally austere performance – a vintage Rachmaninoff.”

– The Jerusalem Post

“…writes with thought-provoking originality.”

– JazzTimes

“Since he was 15 years old, Mihran has been writing his own music -mostly instrumentals for piano, but he;s writing more songs with lyrics and is expanding into orchestra composition as well. His music is gentle and contemplative.”

-Carolyn Lange, West Central Tribune

“And as I surf the net I occasionally come across pianists I really like – and want to share with others. Mihrankalaydjian is such a pianist. His melody, ‘When the Evening Fades’ is something special. Very ‘Wintonesque,’ this one has what I call the ‘x factor,’ that quality you know is there but can’t quite put a finger on.”

-Edward Weiss, Piano Musings

“Mihran has created a melody of peaceful, reflective pieces meant to give glory to God. The pieces are beautifully conceived and composed as well as thoughtfully titled. I will listen to this piano many times. I am sure.”

– Amanda Klingensteing, Associate Professor of Music and Chicago University

“His soaring compositions are reminiscent of snowstorms and waterfalls. His musical expression is at once powerful and melodic.”

– Margaret Herald, Belgium

“Ever stared longingly out the window on a rainy day? No?Well that’s just fine because the music of Mihran Kalaydjian does it for you. His fluid, melancholy piano work works as a veritable shower of sprinkled notes and windswept tempos.”

– Jon Hans, M C M D, Chicago

“After a long flight from Denver and a long drive from Sea-Tac, your music revitalized me, I heard and saw the Summer Rain, but also lingering sunsets, moon setting over the sea, childhood memories, hidden passages, and much more. Keep creating and playing your music.”

– Adam and Lena Khoury

“Expressive music from the heart, great talent for creating sound pictures of beauty and varying emotions and levels of energy, and highly developed technical skill. Plus a warm, gracious and loving stage presence.”

-Paula Lightfall, songwriter

Mihran’s music takes the listener somewhere both familiar and unknown, where laughter and tears meet inside the heart.”

– Amanda Koehnline, songwriter, storyteller, therapist

“Sophisticated, sensual, magic, mystical, pristine, and playful. As well as inviting his listeners to imagine. Mihran Kalaydjian’s piano music invites ‘soul presence’.

– Samer MacCaull,esssence flute


“Masterfully conceived and superbly performed and produced, these poignant impressions of rainy day moods tug at the very heartstrings.”

– Thomas Michael, harpist-composer

“Contemporary solo grand piano is delivered in flowing, accurate statements. A hidden gem here in the Northwest.”

– Marc Lunn, Victory Music Review

“Well, I’ve been rocked and held by your music for several weeks now. Thank you! Thank you! It’s a wonderful gift of music to us all.”

– Christina Allen, singer-songwriter

“Of the musicians I’ve worked with, Mihran is the best performer and interpreter of new music. He lives and breathes newmusic; and his passion for new music is evident in everything  that he does as a musician. I will continue to collaborate with Mihran, “Mino”, as I know that his contribution to my work has been invaluable.”

– Jonathan Lombardi

 

 

 

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