Vatche J. is an emerging international concert pianist originally from Sydney, Australia. He made his international Debut at the age of 16 in Yerevan, Armenia performing a televised recital as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Vatche is prizewinner in the Los Angeles International Piano Competition and the Australian National Piano Award. In 2008 Vatche was awarded the Fine Music Station Young Performer of the Year and was a finalist in the 2015 Symphony Australia Young Performer of The Year. Vatche holds Doctorate in Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music and Masters from The Juilliard School.
Recent performances have taken Vatche Spain where he has collaborated with artists such as Narek Arutyunian, Sue-Ellen Paulsen and Susan Collins, Handel’s House in London performing works of Handel and Bach, Solo recitals in the Foundling Museum, 1901 Arts Club South London Concert Series, The Royal College of Music (London), Hobart Town Hall (Tasmania), and Guest Performer, Adjudicator and Professor at The Piano Institute in Surabaya, Indonesia. Vatche has also performed in venues such as The Sydney Opera House, Alice Tully Hall, City Recital Hall Angels Place (Sydney), The Great Hall of Sydney University, The Independent Theatre (Sydney), Shepparton Performing Arts Centre (Victoria), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, La Petit Trianon (San Jose), Museum Kranenburgh (Holland) and St.Croix (Paris), Paul Hall (New York) and Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center. Vatche has been featured on ABC Classic FM (Sydney), Fine Music Station 2MBS (Sydney) and WQXR Radio (New York). He has collaborated with Orava Quartet and performed Kaija Saariaho’s Light and Matter Trio for Axiom and the Rolex Arts Initiative Program working alongside Kaija Saariaho.
As an educator with many years of teaching experience, Vatche most values his ability to adjust to each student and bring forward their best attributes through music education.