Maya Oganyan, seventeen, was born in Moscow and has lived and studied in Venice since 2011. She began studying the piano at the age of 4 with Maestro Alexander Maykapar, professor at the “Gnessin” Music Academy in Moscow. In 2015 she entered the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice, where she studied under the guidance of Maestro Massimo Somenzi and continued from 2022 in the class of Maestro Olaf John Laneri.
Maya is the winner of numerous national and international competitions, including the "Schumann Prize 2023" of the "Rospigliosi Competition", also winning the public prize, the first prize in the "Young Female Talents of Music" competition of Soroptimist Italia, "Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition”, “Orbetello Piano Competition”, “La Palma D'Oro”, also winning the Pettini Prize “for the best talent highlighted among all the First Prizes of all the sections”. At just 17 years old, she is the youngest finalist and winner of the 2nd Prize in the history of the competition, of the Jury Prize and Special Prize "for the best female talent" at the prestigious "Verona International Piano Competition", in which she participates as youngest candidate.
She performs regularly throughout Italy and has already played for important festivals, including Musikamera in the Sale Apollinee of the Teatro La Fenice, the Unione Musicale di Torino, Ascoli Piceno Festival, Cremona International Music Festival, Patmos Chamber Music Festival, where she collaborates with the Adorno Quartet, Alessandro Carbonare, Anush Nikogosyan, Silvia Careddu and Christophe Coin.
On June 3, 2021 she performed for the first time in a concert as a soloist accompanied by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Eduard Topchjan in the “Aram Khachaturian” hall in Yerevan, performing Concerto no. 3 by Beethoven, in honor of Maestro Riccardo Muti, present in the hall, and of the Ravenna Festival. The program is repeated at the Toniolo Theater in Mestre accompanied by the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto and at the Verdi Theater in Florence with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2023 she returns to play in Yerevan performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos with pianist Eva Gevorgyan.
In October 2021 Maya performs Concerto n. 23 by Mozart with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and plays in duo with the violinist Sonig Tchakerian in the Cappella Paolina of the Quirinale in the presence of the President Sergio Mattarella and the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian.
Nowadays she continues her studies under the guidance of Maestro Roberto Prosseda at the Prato Academy and attends the specialization course with Maestro Lilya Zilberstein at the Accademia Chigiana.