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Mariam Nazarian began the study of piano at the age of six at the Tchaikovsky School of Music in her native Armenia, and began her performance career two years later with the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia and the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia. She made her U.S. debut in 1995, and studied with Alexander Fiorillo of Temple University. Ms. Narzarian made her Carnegie Hall debut (stage name Marie Nazar) in 1999, at the age of 16 being the youngest pianist in Carnegie's history to perform Bach's Goldberg Variations. Since that time, she has continued an impressive solo career, including performances with the Boston Pops. Her many awards include the Grand Prize of the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra's Young Artist Competition.