Masha Mnjoyan Rising Jazz Artist From Armenia
Masha Mary Mnjoyan is born on 7 February 1995 in Gyumri. She has participated in Armenian and international competitions and festivals. She has started singing when she was 4 years old, after joining Teghtsanig Children Choir. She has studied music in Nigoghayos Dikranyan Art School in vocal and piano sections. She has graduated from Yerevan State College of vocal section.
She has taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, where she was a back-vocalist with a song she had written and composed herself. In 2007 she has come in 4th place in “Berlin Pearls” International Competition, and a semi-finalist in “New Wave 2012”.
Participating in 2012-2013 Armenia TV “Voice of Armenia”, Mary Mnjoyan is proclaimed a professional singer and “Voice of Armenia” winner. She entered the competition when the 4 judges turned for her auditioning to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley.
On July 23-28, 2013 Masha Mnjoyan came in 7th Place in Jurmala song contest, Russia.
Masha studied at the Yerevan state college and Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan(2017 graduate). Her preference is pop-jazz and soul music.
She wears a ring on her thumb for good luck. Her life motto which in childhood was often called Masha – “Do not lose your spirit!”. To achieve success, the singer believes, swiftness and hard work are necessary.
Masha Mnjoyan has performed with “Our Lady of Armenia Boghossian Educational Centre’s” choir, and in 2015 she participated in the holy Liturgy held at Vatican city during the commemorations of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.
In 2019 videos of her surfaced the social media when she performed in Australia for the A opening gala night of the Armenian Film Festival in Melbourne. Before her arrival, she gave the following interview in Armenian, about her career, love of music and studies in Sydney.NCA Annual Gala Dinner and she really mesmerized the audiences whit her covers of “Im Yerevan”, “Yerepouni” and more songs.
Before the opening gala night of the Armenian Film Festival in Melbourne, she gave the following interview in Armenian, about her career, love of music and studies in Sydney.
To read about professional Armenian Jazz Artists From the Diaspora, we recommend this article about Alice Ayvazian.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in July 2015, and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.