Widely admired for her technique and artistry, Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has per-formed throughout the United States for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organi-zations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Cen-ter, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest artist at the "Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra" in Panama, the Volterra Project in Italy, and the Hamilton International Guitar Festival in Canada. She has been featured on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine. Guitar International Magazine has described her as "the complete package," "with a musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her per-formances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is re-quired of any concert level guitarist." Her playing has been described as "passionate," "evocative," and "virtuosic." In addition to her performing career, Ms. Vardanyan is an avid teacher. She frequently teaches master classes and guitar technique workshops during her concert stops. Ms. Vardanyan is an author of four books from Mel Bay Publications. She is an instructor on Strings by Mail's Lessonettes and Unexplored Repertoire Series on YouTube. Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.