RIVER GUERGUERIAN Multi-Percussionist, Composer, Recording Artist, Educator
River Guerguerian has been inspiring audiences with his ecstatic and versatile percussion for over 30 years. Whether collaborating with world-class artists, supporting symphonies or creating his own dynamic explorations of rhythm, River’s devotion and attention to the vibrant life of the drum reverberate through the mind and soul of the listener.
River was born in Montreal to Armenian/Middle Eastern parents and began his journey into music in 1974. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Manhattan School of Music Conservatory in 1989 and was granted the school’s award for Most Outstanding Percussionist.
In 1988 he began working with Grammy and Oscar-winning composer, Tan Dun. Over the next several years he continued performing with several artists, which placed him in the prestigious concert halls of most major cities of the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House and Lincoln Center. FOR MORE