Lucy Khanyan is a pianist, who composes and plays a fusion of contemporary Armenian avant-garde folk and world elements incorporating impressionistic, surreal colors and multi instrumental approach .
Born in Yerevan, Armenia; lived in the United States for 17 years ,in California.
Art and music is her full time job and it is something she has loved as far back as she can remember.
Lucy Khanyan has received her classical education in Armenia,she is mainly self-taught , later on she presented herself with original compositions .
She has appeared on many stages like Nokia Theatre, Alex theatre, Pasadena civic auditorium, Saban theatre, KCET studios with great pop, folk ,jazz singers, artists and musicians.
Recently she has released her Album "Vision" consisting of her original works .
Here is the link to the CD
Lucy Khanyan presents original compositions fused with multi dimensional innovative ethno-experimental elements. A type of music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions. Experimental compositional practice is opposed to institutionalized compositional, performing approach . Elements of experimental music include undetermined movement , in which the composer introduces the elements of chance or unpredictability. Artists may also approach a hybrid of disparate styles or incorporate unorthodox and unique elements and sounds.
Lucy Khanyan is presenting new compositions from the upcoming album «Ābsentia» as well as previous compositions from the album «Vision» in an innovative avant-garde folk spirit .
As a side project for the first time, Lucy Khanyan also presents her arrangements of amazing "western" Armenian unknown composer's works such as Karnik Garmirian are not well-known in the Armenian reality, and perhaps a limited number of people are familiar with their works.
in 2019 December Lucy Khanyan Quartet will release a new album «Ābsentia»a consisting of original works and another album consisting of new arrangements of Komitas's works .