Since Marianna Shirinyan won five prizes at the 2006 ARD International Music Competition in Munich, her career as a soloist and chamber musician has really taken off. She is a welcome guest at a string of international festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, Bergen Festspillene and the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival in Norway, and the MDR Summer Music Festival. At the same time she has won a reputation as one of the leading pianists of the new generation from solo appearances with such leading Scandinavian orchestras as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Göteborg Symphony, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Odense Symphony Orchestra. Outside Scandinavia, she has played with ensembles including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Potsdam Chamber Academy, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Würzburg Philharmonic, Munich Chamber Orchestra and I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors like Zoltan Kocsis, Simon Gaudenz, Antonello Manacorda, Thomas Søndergaard, Krysztof Urbanski and Joshua Weilerstein.
The Association of Danish Music Critics awarded Marianna Shirinyan their 2009 Annual Prize. In 2010, she received Danish Radio's P2 Artist Prize for her contributions to the musical and artistic life of Denmark.
June 2012 sees Marianna Shirinyan as Carl Nielsen Artist at the competition and festival of that name in Odense, Denmark. In 2013, she will embark on a two-year term as Artist in Residence with the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
EMI released Marianna Shirinyan's first CD in January 2010, presenting chamber music by Frédéric Chopin, and also featuring the Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid and the Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang. The CD has been very positively received by reviewers, winning the Danish "Grammy" (P2 Prisen). The present recording is the pianist's debut CD in the solo recital field. Further CD releases with orchestra are in the pipeline.
Marianna Shirinyan has been living since 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark.