Patil Harboyan


Pianist Patil Harboyan enjoys a versatile musical career as a performer, chamber musician and teacher.

Patil has performed in solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout North America. Performances at Bourgie Hall and Tanna Schulich Hall (Montréal), Memorial University (Newfoundland), Rollins Hall at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire), Staller Center for the Arts (New York) and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Alabama) are recent highlights. She regularly performs with Heather Tuach, cellist of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. Other collaborations include those with soprano Kimy McLaren and the Fibonacci Trio. She is a founding member of the Ararat Trio, which debuted at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2007.

Patil is the recipient of two Canada Council for the Arts grants and a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec . She was awarded first prizes at the Margo Babikian Piano Competition, the Armenian Allied Arts Association and also won recognition at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival in California. She has received scholarships from the Fondation de soutien aux arts de Laval numerous times

Patil’s musical education has offered her the opportunity to train with many distinguished musicians. She attended the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts (Los Angeles), where she was the recipient of the Philiban Scholarship. She then continued her musical training in Montréal, working with Eugene Plawutsky and Richard Raymond at McGill University and with Jean Saulnier and Marc Durand at University of Montréal. While in Montréal, she claimed first place at the Trois-Rivières Symphony Competition as well as the Radio-Canada Prize. Her recital at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur was recorded and broadcast by Radio-Canada the same year. She subsequently appeared as a soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra.

In 2010, Patil earned a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Stony Brook University in New York, where she studied with Gilbert Kalish on a full scholarship. Patil has further refined her playing through masterclasses with internationally acclaimed pedagogues and musicians, such as Friedrich Wilhelm Schnurr, Victor Bunin, André Laplante, Marco Tezza, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Boris Berman, John Perry and Anton Kuerti. Pursuing her passion of chamber music, she has also been coached by members of the
Emerson Quartet, Colin Carr, Ani Kavafian, Antonio Lysy and Pamela Frank.

Patil currently lives with her husband and newborn daughter in Montréal, where she teaches at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.