«Her voice is powerful, rich and she has a superb technical control of all her registers and vibrato.
She is a true artist. » (Cyprus Mail)
Armenian-born Sona Gargaloyan began her piano lessons at the age of seven. She studied at the Komitas State Conservatoire in Yerevan under the famous soprano, Professor Gohar Gasparian, obtaining the Master Diploma with distinction. Following a decision by the Examination Committee she was named “Opera and Concert Soloist and Singing Professor”.
She has interpreted on stage the principal roles in Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. She repeatedly performed as soloist with the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Armenia, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Philharmonia as well as with “Cadence” ensemble, “Tagharan” ancient music orchestra and others. She has collaborated with conductors Aram Katanian, Vigen Tchartchoglian, Majei Zoltowsky, Haig Utidjian, Karen Durgaryan, Edward Higginbottom, Sedrak Yerkanyan and Spiros Pisinos. She has also given concerts in Germany, Italy, Malta, France and Greece. She has represented Cyprus in Valetta and in the main hall of UNESCO in Paris. She sang the Cyprus premieres of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 «Des Knaben Wunderhorn» and Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs.
Sona Gargaloyan has around twenty-five years of experience as vocal pedagogue, over ten of which at universities. She has discovered and supported many young talents.