Alisa Sargsyan is a Graduate Student in Music Composition at the University of Washington. She holds M.M. Degrees with honors from the Yerevan State Conservatory of Music in the areas of Composition and Piano Performance.
At the age of ten, Alisa won the Grand Prix at the Moscow Assembly of Arts International Composers Competition. In the following years she became a laureate of the Amadeus Belgian-Armenian Competition (First Prize) and the Benjamin Britten National Competition (Third prize). Alisa was chosen as a fellowship student for the ArtsLink and the Gulliver’s Connect Arts Programs, and as an interim student at the Washington Performing Arts Society. She is also a member of the Donne in Musica International Cultural Foundation and the Armenian Musical Assembly NGO.
Alisa has been constantly active as a composer, pianist, accompanist and musicologist. Her music has been performed in the USA, UK, Finland, Netherlands, Russia, Armenia and Georgia. In 2012 Alisa Sargsyan, along with violinist Gayane Grigoryan, founded the GALA Violin and Piano Duo, performing both classical and modern music. Recent performances include recitals and concerts on stages such as Schneebeck Concert Hall at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma) and Brechemin Auditorium at the University of Washington (Seattle). GALA Duo's first CD "ARMENIA! Timeless Musical Journey" was released in March 2014.