My Conversation with Classical Pianist Mihran Kalaydjian

My Conversation with Classical Pianist Mihran Kalaydjian

The Soft Pillow

Danielle with Frame

It is rare for an interview with a classical pianist in a high street cafe to be interrupted by a fan gushing appreciation. Perhaps it’s a mark of Mihran Kalaydjian “Mino” unstoppable rise and rise that our chat over tea attracts an enthusiastic greeting from the next table.

“Mihran Kalaydjian “Mino” known as “Fast Finger” is a special breed, and I mean that in the most complimentary sense of the phrase. He has it all – the whole package of artistic gifts – and in abundance. But, what strikes about his playing is the sheer beauty – the concept, the intelligence, the control over every sound, the vision, the phenomenal listening to it all – all the attributes that comprise great artistry of the sort that touches our souls.”

New York Band black and white

Earliest memory involving piano playing?

I grew up in a family of musicians. My mother is a piano teacher and my…

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54 thoughts on “My Conversation with Classical Pianist Mihran Kalaydjian

    1. Thank you deeply, I appreciate it – I would like to invite you my honor guest to witness my concert, were do you reside?

      Wish you always the best of the best!

      1. Thank you! That would be an honor. I reside in Seattle, Washington. Let me know whenever your schedule sends you for a concert here. It would be a great experience to be a part of your concert.

      2. I love Seattle Washington, Specifically Kirkland with misty rain and very polite people. University of Washington one of the best, We do have concert in Seattle, kindly let me know your email address. Many Thanks!

  1. Mihran, Euphonos did justice to all that is YOU & especially your music by including whole songs!!! Wonderful to read it all & of your 2015 touting plans around the world & to the USA!!! Best to you & family for the holidays! Phil

    1. Good Afternoon Phil – Please accept my deepest apologies for not responding earlier. I truly admire and appreciate your words and compliments, this means the highest respect receiving from you. I agree with you Euphonos did a wonderful and outstanding work!

      1. Mihran, Many thanks for reading & the “Like” on my most recent post, “More Vietnam, No. 2.” It gives me the chance to wish you & your family Happy 2015!!! Your words are always ever so gracious & respectful. I admire you & all your accomplishments so! Phil

      2. Dear Phil – I thank you for sharing your informative, valuable post, I appreciate it!

        “May Light always surround you;
        Hope kindle and rebound you.
        May your Hurts turn to Healing;
        Your Heart embrace Feeling.
        May Wounds become Wisdom;
        Every Kindness a Prism.
        May Laughter infect you;
        Your Passion resurrect you.
        May Goodness inspire
        your Deepest Desires.
        Through all that you Reach For,
        May your arms Never Tire.”

  2. Such a wonderful interview…..!!! It is always such a joy to learn more about artists and passion!!!…and i have to say…..classical piano…is a must listen!!!
    Many thanks!

  3. congratulations Mihran !That was such a great interview…all the best for your future ventures ! You are talented…Wish you and your family a great Christmas and an awesome new year ahead 🙂

  4. Hi Mihran — I got so much enjoyment reading this post and listening to some of the music videos that are included. I must apologize, I had no idea that you are such a musician. I guess I had assumed that music was your avocation and architecture your vocation but it seems I assumed incorrectly.

    I too, grew up in a musical family. My mother was a conductor and her main instrument was French Horn. She taught me to read music when I was four and helped me “compose” my first song about a sheep on our farm. I began studying piano but my main instrument was voice. I went to college intending to become a classical vocal (operatic) performer but my life path turned out to take me in a very different direction.

    Now, almost 50 years later, I find that your music kindles in me the desire to sing and dance again. Thank you so much for your artistic passion which bridges several mediums of expression. New Years Blessings to you and your Family of Light, Alia

    1. Good Morning Alia – I hope this message finds you well and in good health. I am sincerely humbled and in gratitude for your warm comments, words and detailed message. Your comments are much appreciated and a learning values to myself. Thank you from my bottom of my heart!

  5. Congratulations, Mihran Kalaydjian! Your music is divine. You are super talented! I feel honored to meet you in the virtual world! I feel honored to hear your music! Vă mulţumesc atât de mult!
    With your permission, I will post your music on my blog! But only if you give consent! Thank you again!
    Sincerely Ştefania 🙂

    1. Ştefania I very much thank you and humbled by your wonderful words – this is a powerful encouragement to bring the elite music presentation. I m touched of you posting my music on your blog. May God Bless you and wish you a wonderful week!

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