Ripsime Ayrapetyants was born in Ashkhabad. She began learning to play the violin at the age of six. Since 1987, she has studied at the Central School of Music of the Moscow Komitas Conservatory. She studied at the Central School of Music of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of L.E. Chistyakov). In 1989 she won first prize at the All-Union Youth violin competition named after P.I. Tchaikovsky. She won the first prize at the D.Oistrakh All-Union Youth Violin Competition in Odessa. Since that time she has been actively involved in concert life – tours in Europe, the USA, Mexico and Japan.
From 1990 to 1993 she studied in Spain under Vladimir Spivakov.
In 1999 she graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory named after Spivakov. In 1999 she graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, two years later as an assistant trainee (class of Professor A.G. Baghdanyan).
From 2001 to 2008, she was a soloist with the State Chamber Orchestra of Russia under Konstantin Orbeliana.
She has been with the State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” since 2009.
As a soloist she has performed in the largest concert halls of the world: the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Madrid Philharmonic, Hitomi Memorial Hall in Tokyo, Phoenix Hall in Hiroshima, U.S. Department of State-Dean Acheson Auditorium, Sacramento Community Concerts and others. On 12 December 2012, she made her highly successful debut on the famous Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall.
She has participated in prestigious festivals such as the Colmar International Music Festival (France), Bermuda Festival (Bermuda, 2005 and 2007), Open Music Fest (Armenia, 2009), David Oistrakh Festival (Estonia, 2004) and others.
Participated in the recording of CDs, including by the American company “Delos”.
Since 2008 she has been playing the instrument of the Nikolo Amati State Collection of Unique Musical Instruments.
1990 – I prize at the International Sakharov Competition. Pablo Sarasate in Pamplona
1990 – Grand Prix at the International Competition of Chamber Ensembles “Concertino Prague” (in duet with A. Ayrapetyants)
2019 – Gratitude of the Head of the Moscow Department of Culture