PERFORMER | TEACHER
From the age of seven, Grant Garibyan has been perfecting his craft as a violinist. Throughout his years as a young violinist, Grant performed with the Glendale Youth Orchestra for 7 consecutive years until graduating high school. He was also the winner of the concerto competition in the Glendale Youth Orchestra, selecting him as the soloist; performing Lalo’s masterpiece Symphonie Espagnole. Throughout his years, Grant has regularly participated in competitions winning such prizes as Performing Arts Award Winner from The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena, Grand Prize Winner from the Armenian Allied Arts Association and George Ignatius Foundation Scholarship, M.T.A.C. Scholarship, Unusual Promise in the Field of Instrumental Performance (Pasadena City College), First Place, Performance Scholarship Competition (Pasadena City College) and completion of the Certificate of Merit (MTAC) Advanced Panel and Senior medalist. At the young age of 19 and 20, he was selected to be a violinist of the Schlern International Music Festival for two consecutive years performing in multiple concerts and studying with many professors specifically renowned violinist Jean Ter-Mergerian in scenic northern Italy. Grant received his Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from Cal State University of Northridge where he studied with a full scholarship. In Cal State Northridge Grant was selected to perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons "Summer" under the baton of renowned composer/conductor David Newman. Grant has studied violin under professors Miran Kojian, Michael Ferril, Sarkis Bukujian and Gayane Burnazyan.
Grant is also an alumni of the prestigious American Youth Symphony performing violin for several years; notably performing at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Royce Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. Mr. Garibyan has also performed with the Santa Monica Symphony, Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony, Dream Orchestra, Culver City Chamber Orchestra, Corona Symphony and Santa Barbara Chorale Society. Notable conductors he has performed with are Alexander Treger, Donald Brineger, Bruce Broughton and David Newman. He has also performed with such classical concert musicians such as Yundi Li, Vadim Gluzman, Sarah Chang and Lynn Harrell.
As a performer Grant has played violin for such pop stars as Natalie Cole and Persian icon Googoosh at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. As a recording artist he has also notably recorded at Capitol Records.
Teacher | Educator
Grant Garibyan has been teaching violin for over 16 years throughout Los Angeles. Grant is a sought out violin teacher that has helped his students thrive as aspiring violinist. Throughout the years he has had countless students accepted in the All State Honors Orchestra. Some of his students are notably selected as concertmaster for various orchestras. Grant Garibyan is also a teaching artist for more than 6 years at the Harmony Project where he teaches group violin classes, violin ensemble, coaches the orchestra and conducts. His passion for teaching has led him develop fine players that regularly get recognized for their great technique and musicality. Grant Garibyan has yearly recitals for his violin students.