Roma Kanyan - Musical Director

Roma Kanyan was born on June 21st, 1975 in Armenia.

At an early age, Roma enrolled in a local music school feeling his undeniable gravitation towards anything musical. In no time Roma became the most distinguished pianist of his age group, competing and performing all over Armenia.

In the United States he continued his studies at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, with such professors as Luise Lepley and Daniel Pollak of the University of Southern California. After graduation, Roma further enhanced his mastery of the classical piano by studying at Mc Gill University with Gregory Chaverdian in Montreal, Canada.

In the late nineteen nineties the classical American Jazz music had a profound impact on Roma’s imagination. The interest in composing music, combined with fresh experimental ideas, led Roma to the creation of the musical group “Nartex”.The band consisted of Armenian musicians living in Los Angeles. The result was the recording, “Spirit World”, released in 2000. The original compositions along with the unique fusion of Armenian folk elements, presented a fresh color in experimental instrumental music.

In the early millennium, Roma’s work also extended to the Armenian and Persian Pop Music circles. His contributions as an arranger, producer and musical director led him to perform in many different venues around the world including The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Gipson Amphitheatre in Universal City , Klubben in Stockholm,  Royal Albert Hall , Théâtre du Châtelet .

Today, Roma Kanyan is continuing to pursue excellence not only in music, but in the state of the human condition in the world. Remembering the importance of the will of the human spirit, he believes that everyone in the world should be heard at least once.