Classical guitarist and ethnomusicology scholar Satik Andriassian is the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the distinguished Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Award for her guitar performance and her scholarly achievements. Ms. Andriassian is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Players since 2009. Her solo career spans concertizing throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. She specializes in promoting new music written for the guitar by American composers and has performed works of George Crumb, Leslie Bassett and John M. Kennedy, among others.
Since 2013 she has been the master guitar teacher at the renowned Malta International Music Festival and competition where she servers as one of the committee of international judges for all instruments. In Italy she participates annually at the Settimana della Musica 2016 - Proloco Murlo as well as Solarino Guitar Festival as a soloist, chamber music perfomer and teaching masterclasses. Ms. Andriassian studied the guitar with several renowned guitarists, among them Loris Chobanian and Ron Purcell. She also studied with Sharon Isbin at the Aspen Music Festival for three years and participated in Masterclasses by Manuel Barrueco, Raphaella Smits, Carlos Barobosa-Lima.