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Armenian National Anthem - performed by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Eduard Topchjan. September 2011 (click to download)


Armenian National Anthem - performed by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Armenian State Academic Capella. Conductor Eduard Topchjan. September 2011 (click to download)

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Artistic Directors

  • LORIS TJEKNAVORIAN (born in 1937)

    Conductor, Composer Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1989-1998 and 1999-2000. Loris Tjeknavorian was born in Iran. As composer and conductor, he studied in Austria at the Vienna Academy of Music, at Salzburg Mozarteum with Carl Orff and

  • MIKAEL AVETISYAN (born in 1966)

    Conductor, Professor Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1998-1999. He graduated from the Composition Department of Yerevan Tchaikovsky School of Music in 1984. Upon graduating he continued his musical education at the Yerevan Komitas Stat

  • VAHAGN PAPYAN (born in 1956)

    Conductor/pianist Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1987-1989. Vahagn Papyan was born in Yerevan. Studied piano at Yerevan and Moscow Conservatories (with Prof.V.Sargsyan and Prof. M.Voskresensky). In 1980 he received his PhD at Moscow C

  • MARTIN NERSISYAN (born in 1926)

    Conductor/violinist/ pedagogue/ Merited Artist of the Russian Federation. Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and General Conductor in 1986-1987. M. Nersisyan studied Orchestral Conducting and Violin at Yerevan Conservatory (1951-1954). Upon graduation he worked as

  • RAFAEL MANGASARYAN (1927-1997)

    Conductor, pedagogue, People's Artist of RA, Laureate of State Prize, professor. Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1985-1986. Rafael Mangasaryan graduated from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory in 1951, department of string instrume

  • VALERY GERGIEV (born in 1953)

    Conductor Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1981-1985. Was born in Moscow to Ossetian parents. He spent his youth in the Caucasus. At the Leningrad conservatory he studied conducting with Ilya Musin. Still a student, he won the All-Union

  • DAVID KHANJIAN (1940-1981)

    Conductor/pianist/Distinguished Artist of the Republic of Armenia/Laureate of State Prize Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1974-1981. David Khanjian studied music at Yerevan Conservatoire, classes of Professor Robert Andreasyan (piano)

  • ARAM KATANYAN (1926-1998)

    Conductor, pedagogue, People's Artist of RA Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1970-1973. Aram Katanyan graduated from Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory class of Constantine Saradjian in 1950. He has been the conductor of the Radio Symph

  • RUBEN VARTANYAN (1936-2008)

    Conductor Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1967-1970. R. Vartanyan studied at Moscow Conservatory (department of conducting). Ruben Vardanyan's father, musicologist and clarinetist Zaven Vartanyan, played a great role in his son's self-

  • OHAN DURIAN (1922-2011)

    Conductor, composer, People’s Artist of the RA Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1960-1965 and in 1973. Ohan Durian was born and raised in Jerusalem. From 1939 to 1945 he studied composition, conducting and organ at the local conservat

  • MIKAEL TERYAN (1905-1987)

    Conductor, violist, pedagogue People’s Artist of the RA, Laureate of State Prize of USSR, Professor Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1965-1966. Mikael Teryan was born in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow Conservatory as a violinist (pr

  • MIKAEL MALUNTSYAN (1903-1973)

    Conductor/Cellist/Pedagogue/People’s Artist of the RA. Professor. Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1945-1960 and in 1966-1967. Maestro Maluntsyan was trained as cellist at Tbilisi Conservatory (class of Professor K.Mignar), but later

  • CONSTANTINE SARADJIAN (1877-1954)

    Conductor/Pedagogue/music public figure/Hero of Labor of USSR/People's Artist of RA/Professor Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1941-1945. Constantine Saradjian was born in Derbend (North Caucasus). In 1898 he graduated from the Moscow C

  • GEVORK BUDAGHYAN (1899-1978)

    Conductor, Professor of music, public figure, People’s Artist of the RA, Professor Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1929-1932. Gevorg Budaghyan was born in Baku, and was grown up in Moscow. In 1929, he graduated from the Moscow Conser

  • SOUREN CHAREKYAN (1901-1979)

    Conductor/Professor/ People's Artist of RA, Merited Artist of Uzbekistan Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1927-1929. Souren Charekyan was born in Tbilisi and graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatory. He continued his music educatio

  • ALEXANDER SPENDIARYAN (1871-1928)

    Conductor/Composer/music and public figure, People's Artist of the RA. Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1926-1927. The founder of symphony music in Armenia- Alexander Spendiaryan was born in the village of Kakhovka (Kherson region, Ukra

  • ARSHAK ADAMYAN (1884-1956)

    Conductor, Composer, Art Critic, Pedagogue, Merited Artist of the RA. Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1924-1926. Arshak Adamyan studied piano and composition at Schtern Conservatory in Berlin (1904-1906).  In 1910 he graduated from La

Upcoming concerts

  • Concert in memory of the victims of 1915 Armenian Genocide Design by Alexander Davidyan

    The APO is presenting a concert with participation of Hover State Chamber Choir (Artistic Director & Conductor Sona Hovhannisyan) and Armenian State Chamber Choir (Artistic Director & Choirmaster Robert Mlkeyan). Proceeds from the concert will go to the Armenian Community of Kessab. Date: 

Review

  • Review by V. Vasan raps

    Cellist Alexander Chaushian is wonderful artist with excellent technique and musicianship, conveying a wide range of emotions and styles of music. The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Eduard Topchjan is an excellent accompaniment to the cellist, equally capable of evoking man

Latest Blog Post

  • ПОСВЯЩЕНИЕ
    Празднование 100-летия Арама Ильича Хачатуряна не только дань памяти и преклонение перед великим композитором. Это еще и дар всем поклонникам музыки, ибо программа юбилейного года насыщена сюрпризами, полными незабываемых арт-удовольствий. Одним из таких подарков для меломанов станет концерт, который состоится 18 апреля в концертном зале им. А.Хачатуряна. Вместе с Филармоническим оркестром Армении под управлением маэстро Эдуарда Топчяна на самую авторитетную концертную сцену страны выйдет пианис

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