3rd Prize at The 6th Sichuan Conservatory of Music Students Compositions Competition (2010, Chengdu, China)
Naregatsi Young Composers Award (2006, Yerevan, Armenia)
2nd Prize at Benjamin Britten Competition (2003, Yerevan, Armenia)
David Balasanyan (born in 1983 in Yerevan, Armenia) studied composition and piano with Ashot Ghazaryan at a music school at the Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Center in Yerevan, from 1998-2000 Balasanyan studied composition with Ashot Ghazaryan and piano with Avetik Pivazyan at Romanos Melikyan Music College in Yerevan.
Balasanyan graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory in 2005 (Department of composition, Professor Ashot Zohrabyan) and completed his post graduate studies in 2008. From 2009 to 2013 Balasanyan worked as an assistant at Yerevan State Conservatory. Since 2006 Balasanyan is a member of the Armenian Union of Composers.
Balasanyan is the author of chamber, piano, vocal, choral and orchestral works. His works have been performed in Armenia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Georgia, Brazil, Lebanon, USA, Greece and some of them are published by Swiss musical publishing house Sordino.
In 2006, Balasanyan participated in the European Composers Congress in Vienna as a representative of Armenia. Being also engaged in jazz performance, Balasanyan especially prefers to present his own jazz piano improvisations. Balasanyan has also performed a member/vocalist of choirs such as Vardanank, Armenian Chamber Voices and Hover.
Balasanyan is the author of several musicological articles. Among his other interests is poetry, many of his poems can be found in his book Arahetner (Paths, Mitk publication) published in 2001.
In 2014, Balasanyan’s ‘The Pillow Tagh’ (the pillow song) was premiered in Hannover, which was written specially for Ensemble Octoplus, NDR Radiophilharmonie (commission).