One of the foremost teachers, performers and public figures in the musical community of Russia, the Eminent Culture Worker of Russian Federation Milda Agazarian is the
Professor of Harp at the Russian Gnessin's Academy of Music and the Gnessin's Specialized Musical School (Сollege) in Moscow. A Visiting Professor since 2009, Ms. Agazarian was appointed an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2018.
Ms. Agazarian is a founding member and President of the Association of Russian Harp Teachers International and the Founder and the Artistic Director of annual Moscow
International Harp Festival since 2000. She also is the Founder and Artistic Director of Ksenia Erdely International Harp Competition and Open Youth Mark Rubin Harp
Competitions in Russia. She has served on the World Harp Congress Board of Directors of since 2011.
Ms. Agazarian has worked with a number of orchestras, including the USSR State Symphony Orchestra under E. Svetlanov and Tchaikovsky Symphonic Orchestra under the conductor V. Fedoseev. She has served on the juries of numerous national and prestigious international harp competitions and regularly presented masterclasses around the world. Her editions of music for solo harp are highly prized.
In 2013, she was awarded the Order "For Services to the Fatherland". In 2014, she received the “Harp Personality” award at the International Harp Academy “HarpMasters” in Switzerland where she has been the Professor-in Residence since 2006. Born in Erevan, Armenia. Ms. Agazarian graduated from The Moscow Specialized Gnessin School with a gold medal and an award from the Tchaikovsky State Moscow Conservatory.
A student and successor of legendary Russian harpists Mark Rubin, Ksenia Erdely and Vera Dulova, she preserves, continues and develops traditions of the famous Russian Harp School.