Svetlana Navasardyan is the winner of four International Competitions: Schumann Competition in 1966; Bach Competition in 1968; Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1972; Sydney Competition in 1977.
“The great Armenian pianist”, as she was called by the international press, performed in more than forty countries including USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, China, Australia, Egypt, Kuwait. Navasardyan participated in International Festivals in Echternach (Luxembourg), Tours, Venice, Paris, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Potsdam, Sapporo, Granada.
Svetlana Navasardyan was welcomed in many major concert halls in the world, such as: “Great Hall” of the Moscow Conservatory, “Opera House” of Sydney, “Palais des Beaux-Arts” of Brussels, “Salle Gaveau” of Paris, ”Gewandhaus” of Leipzig, “Teatro Colon” of Buenos Aires, “Asahi Hall” of Tokyo, ”Phoenix-Hall” of Osaka, "Nybrokajen" of Stockholm to name a few. She collaborated with such famous soloists and conductors as Yevgeny Svetlanov, Valery Gergiev, Vassili Sinaysky, Eliso Virsaladze, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Rene Defausse, Siegfried Kohler, Karl Etti, Christopher Warren-Green, Aldo Sisillo, Viktor Tretyakov, Grigoriy Zhislin, Ruben Aharonian, Alexandre Brussilovsky, Vahan Mardirossian and many others.
The charming art of Svetlana Navasardyan’s music continues to conquer new halls to the highest acclaim of the press and public. Her extremely unique musicality, brilliant technique and amazing touch testify to a powerful virtuoso with enormous success and universal recognition.
The atmosphere in the Navasardyan family, where music and art were adored, contributed greatly to the early development of Svetlana's talent. Her father, historian of rare intelligence, was at the same time one of the eminent organizers of public education in Armenia. Her mother, along with being a professional mathematician enjoyed a career of a singer as well as having an enchanting lyrical-dramatic soprano. Her bright and artistic personality enormously contributed to her daughter’s artistic accomplishments.
At the age of five - first piano lessons; at nine - first recital of “Thirty Inventions of Bach; at nineteen - first victory at the International Piano Competition; in 1989 - her conductor’s debut with the Yerevan Chamber Orchestra, and since then she has enjoyed a steady rise in her artistic career.
The remarkable pianist was awarded the USSR Order of Honor in 1981, the title of People's Artist of Armenia in 1984 and the State Prize of Armenia in 1988 for performing the complete cycle of Bach Piano Concertos.
Navasardyan, the pupil of illustrious Yakov Zak and Vache Umr-Shat, following the traditions of Heinrich Neuhaus, regularly hold master-classes sharing her professional skills and secrets with young musicians around the world.