Sayá (Sayantsetseg) Sangidorj was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in a family deeply involved in music and art, and took her first piano lessons at the age of five from her father.
From early ages, Sayá has been performing at every official and prestigious festivals and concerts in Mongolia.
Her performances are saved in the Gold Archive of the Mongolian Radio & TV.
At the age of 14, Sayá was the sole nation’s winner “Honored Student Gold Medal” in Music from the Mongolian Children Fund.
After graduating from the Music College in Ulaanbaatar, Sayá continued her piano studies at Tchaikovsky Academic Music College and later at Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow, where she immersed herself in the tradition of Russian pianism under the tutorial of Nina Emilyanova (S. Feinberg’s Disciple), Margarita Fyodorova (H. Neuhaus Disciple) and Post-graduate studies at Madrid’s Royal Conservatory under Guillermo González (V. Perlemuter Disciple) introduced her to French and Spanish music.
These varied influences have shaped her international career as soloist, performing at prestigious concert halls as Tchaikovsky Conservatory Hall and Richter’s Hall Museum in Moscow, Philharmonic Hall and State Theater in Mongolia, Sofia Opera House in Bulgaria, Blas Galindo Auditorium in Mexico, Ecuador, Juan March Hall in Madrid, Carnegie Hall in New York, Kannai Hall in Yokohama City (Japan), France, Russia, Italy, Germany, Ucraine, and others.
She’ve played with notorious Conductors as Chuluun (Mongolia), T. Mikkelsen (Norway), Joel Sachs (USA), Medardo Caisabanda (Ecuador), García Sorlí (Spain) and others...
She gives Master-Classes for last 20 years and more than 40 her students won prizes at International Piano Competitions.She frequently serves as a Jury in different Piano Competitions around the World.
In 2000, Sayá’s outstanding young career, great support and interest in young artists earned her the distinguished title of “Mongol Ulsiin Terguunii Ajiltan” from the Ministry of Culture of Mongolia.
Today in Spain, Sayá and her husband, musician and pianist Richard Aznar, organize the “Ciudad de Huesca” International Piano Competition , in which Sayá serves as a Founder and President of the Jury since 1999 and also the “Beyond the Music” International Chamber Music Festival in Benasque City. (Pyrénées Mountains, in the North of Spain).
In 2008 the Huesca City Hall named Her “Woman of the Year” for contributing to development of the Piano Music in Spain.
The President of Mongolia gave her “Altan Gadas”, a prestigious state award for promoting and representing Mongolian musical development around the world. Sayá Sangidorj is, certainly, best Ambassador Mongolian Art of Music.
From 2012 September She works at University of Fine Arts, for Master Degree Students, and at Music & Dance College in Ulaanbaatar.
In 2013 She’s played for “Save Mongolian Children” Concerts in Basque Country (Spain) and Mongolia, for the benefit of Mongolian Orphan Children.
Last year, She organized the "Sayá & Amigos" Event in her Country, Mongolia, and invited Artists from Spain, Holland, Austria & Russia to play together in a very special concerts, mixing Flamenco & Classical Music.
In this 2015 year, Sayá performsa Concert Tour in Russia, Mongolia & Spain with Russian Pianist Alexander Yakovlev, playing 2 Double Piano Concerti by J.S. Bach among other Duet works.
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