Tigran Shiganyan has won awards in numerous national and international competitions, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Concerto Competition, the William C. Byrd Young International Artists Competition (Flint), the Five Towns Music Art Foundation Competition (New York), the International Competition, “Palma D’Oro” (Italy), and the International Violin Competition (Kazakhstan).
In 1982, Shiganyan entered the Uspensky Music School, the Tashkent State Conservatoire, where he earned his “Red Diploma,” BM, his MM (1998), and his DMA (2002). He also graduated from Duquesne University with an AD (2001) and MM (2003). In 2009, Shiganyan received his doctorate from the College of Music at Michigan State University.
His teachers were N.Pagarelova, N. Mendelssohn, and B.Kurbanov, C.Stegeman, R. Kelly, E. Borok and D.Berlinsky. Shiganyan has been invited to perform at such prestigious festivals as the International Festival of Contemporary Music, Moscow Autumn, the International Festival of Contemporary Music, Ilkhom-XX, the Hot Summer Night Music Festival, and the Utah Festival Opera.
Shiganyan has performed with the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Theater, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, New York Broadway, and Mannheim Steamroller. His first solo CD of Alfred Schnittke’s violin music was released on the Blue Griffin Recording label in 2011.