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 violinist at the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1954-1959 Martin Nersisyan studied at the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory (Department of opera & symphony conducting) with Professor Nikolai Rabinovich. Martin Nersisyan’s conducting experience included engagements with Belarus Symphony Orchestra and Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra. Parallel to this activity, he taught conducting at Minsk and Saratov conservatories.
In 1974 M. Nersisyan organized a symphony orchestra in Cairo, Egypt and performed a number of concerts. From 1983-1986 M. Nersisyan was the principal conductor and artistic director of the Mosfilm Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation.
M. Nersisyan’s debut with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra took place on February 23, 1959. Later, he took over the leadership of the principal conductor of the orchestra. Interesting projects were implemented for the years of his work with APO. In particular, concerts at factories and various companies were organized.