Prize winner of the China International Piano Competition in Beijing, the Svetislav Stančić International Piano Competition in Zagreb and at the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition in Yerevan. He performed in Europe, Asia and America. Serving since 2005 as a Professor of piano at the Zagreb University Music Academy. During last ten years he raised a new generation of young pianists as Ivan Krpan and Aljosa Jurinic.
Ruben Dalibaltayan (1973) was born in Yerevan, Armenia. After completing music school in the class of Anahit Shahbazyan, he moved to Moscow to pursue his musical education in the Gnesin music Academy under the mentorship of professor Arthur Berngardt. Ruben obtained his Master’s degree at the Moscow State Conservatory under the guidance of professor Valery Kastelsky. His professional and personal formation has been greatly influenced by a number of outstanding musicians such as Boris Berlin, Lazar Berman and Alexis Weissenberg, who awarded Ruben his personal international prize in 2001.
Winner of ten prestigious international piano competitions in Armenia, China, Croatia and Italy, Ruben quickly established himself in the international music scene. This accomplishment was immediately noted and described as a remarkable achievement by prominent performers and critics alike. The prize awards he collected at the Second China International Piano Competition in Beijing (China), the Svetislav Stančić International Piano Competition in Zagreb (Croatia) and at the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition in Yerevan (Armenia) expanded his recognition as an “intelligent and subtle pianist, whose performance always reveals something new and consistently interesting” according to Lazar Berman’s testimony.
Ruben’s concert tours include numerous countries of Europe, Asia and America. The performances range from solo recitals and concerts with Symphony orchestras to participation in chamber ensembles – a piano duo with his wife Julia Gubajdullina and the well-known trio “Amadeus” to be mentioned. Ruben is a member of the SONEMUS organisation (Sarajevo’s Organisation for New Music).