Roxy Soundcheck: Spotlight on Liya Grigoryan
This week’s installment of the Roxy Soundcheck features acclaimed pianist, Liya Grigoryan, who was a recent semifinalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition.
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The Roxy Bar Team
NAME: Liya Grigoryan
HOMETOWN: Yerevan, Armenia, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
MUSICAL TRAINING: Music school in Russia, Conservatory of Amsterdam, and the Manhattan School of Music.
FIRST NYC GIGS: Smalls Jazz Club.
MY MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Maurice Ravel
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW: Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”
LATEST MUSICAL PROJECTS: There are too many to list. My goal is to play with as many musicians as possible.
FAVORITE PLACE TO GO IN NYC: The Metropolitan Museum.
IN 2022 I HOPE TO: Record my second album.
WHY I LOVE PERFORMING AT THE ROXY BAR: The atmosphere and the crowd.