Winning five prizes at the 2006 ARD International Music Competition in Munich kickstarted Marianna Shirinyans international career as soloist and chamber musician, and it has developed impressively steadily since.
Shirinyan is a welcome guest at a string of international festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, Bergen International Festival and the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival in Norway, and the MDR Summer Music Festival. Simultaniously she has won the reputation of being one of this generations leading pianists through solo appearances with such leading Scandinavian orchestras as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Göteborg Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Umeå Symphony Orchestra as well as Odense, Århus and South Jutland Symphony Orchestras. From 2003-2011
Shirinyan has been a member of the Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark and from 2007-2010 she taught at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. She has received high acclaim in many national and international competitions.
She was featured as Carl Nielsen Artist during the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and Festival 2012 in Odense. Then from 2013 she will embark on a two-year term as Artist in Residence with the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. Shirinyan's first CD was released by EMI in January 2010, presenting chamber music by Frédéric Chopin, and also featuring Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid and Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang. The CD has been very positively received by listeners and reviewers alike, winning the Danish "Grammy" (P2 Prize).
Marianna was born in Yerevan, Armenia.