Dickran Atamian

Celebrating a 40 Year Career

Acclaim

In addition to world wide critical acclaim, Mr. Atamian has been published in Ovation, Clavierand Piano Quarterly who named him as one of the top five young American pianists. He also is featured in four television specials produced by PBS and has had extensive national radio exposure.

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"Mr. Atamian eagerly seizes every possibility in a sizzling performance that combines virtuosity, musical sensitivity and visceral impact."
The New York Times

"He created sounds that seemingly floated out of the piano."
(Raymond Ericson) The New York Times

"The pianist evoked a beautiful purling tone, some exquisite legato effects and general aura of poetic mystery."
(Peter Davis) The New York Times

"This was daredevil playing on a large scale and it generated a great deal of sheer visceral excitement."
The New York Times

"This was the kind of playing that makes a piano seem to be as powerful as a whole symphony orchestra."
The New York Post

"Mr. Atamian created an illusion of intimacy, he never forced his tone or broke the scale of the music."
The New Yorker

"Atamian was impressive in transitional measures, bridging different moods smoothly and subtly.....not many pianists can."
The New York Times

"He created sounds that seemingly floated out of the piano."
The New York Times

"A pianist with a giant technique and an acute musical sensibility."
Musical America

"The pianist evoked a beautiful purling tone, some exquisite legato effects and a general aura of poetic mystery."
The New York Times

"His technique conquers all difficulties hurled in its path."
The Chicago Tribune

"He found a deeper vein of poetry that bespoke a degree of expressive control rare in a pianist so young."
The Chicago Tribune

"The music was conceived on a scale as large as Atamian's dynamic contrasts, and flung at the audience in a sustained burst of powerhouse pianism."
The Chicago Tribune

"ATAMIAN DRIVEN, DIZZYING" (headline)
The Boston Globe

"Atamian showed his penchant for expansive romantic feeling, brought out by an articulation so bright and compelling that it commanded attention at every instant, involving the listener as an active participant in his own artistry."
The Philadelphia Bulletin

"Swept away by sheer energy, momentum, and the spirited physicallyinvolved force of his interpretation."
The Philadelphia Bulletin

"Atamian displayed remarkable emotional range, a sense of delicacy and nuance and real individuality in the bargain."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Atamian's performance was substantial, electric and mature."
The Phoenix Gazette

"Atamian's fusion of fire and poetry is a rare musical happening."
The Austin American Statesman

"He found a deeper vein of poetry that bespoke a degree of expressive control rare in a pianist so young."
The Chicago Tribune

"The music he drew from his Baldwin was clean, with lots of rippling octaves and cascading double thirds."
The Detroit Free Press

"He has technique to burn."
The Detroit Free Press

"He does not merely play the piano; he performs."
The Los Angeles Times

"Through all the overtly heroic pianism, musical ends remain clearly in hearing, refocused with incisive power."
The Los Angeles Times

"What musical connoisseurs in the East have been saying about Dickran Atamian is true. He is a brilliant pianist. His brilliance doesn't show itself merely in mechanical skills but in a natural, rich sense of musical beauty."
The San Francisco Chronicle

"Such playing comes only from a talent of the highest pianistic level."
The San Francisco Examiner

"His rendition of Prokofiev's music was in a word, stunning."
The Tampa Times

"His technique is astounding. He commands the keyboard form end to end with dazzling skill, yet in quiet interludes his touch becomes feather soft, his expression romantic and beautifully controlled."
The Clearwater Sun

"It was one of those times when an audience senses it's witnessing a discovery, an unbelievable talent it can't wait to hear again."
The Clearwater Sun

"His delicacy was exquisite, but his rhythmic scales, glissandos, octaves and pounding chords were brilliant, played with all the speed and clarity that the music requires."
The St. Petersburg Times

"A huge performance with some passages of almost literally hairraising brilliance."
The Miami Herald

"Atamian played with abounding virtuosity, a sweeping sense of security and tremendous power."
The Miami Herald

"His technique is massive, and encompasses more than the talent to wring curly clusters of notes from the keyboard. It also includes a flexible touch that can turn a simple melody into a series of elegant water droplets."
The Austin American Statesman

"Atamian blended percussive power and lyrical expansiveness in a spellbinding performance."
The Kansas City Star

"Atamian is destined to rank among the most important pianists of his generation."
The Kansas City Star

"Atamian ran with this concerto like an athlete sprinting to the finish yet shaped all three movements with mature intelligence."
The Omaha World Herald

"He was firmly in command and an artistic force to be reckoned with."
KitchenerWaterloo Record

"Not only does he possess a colossal keyboard technique, but along with it a degree of musical sensitivity rare in pianists of any age."
The Atlanta Journal

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