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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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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-affirmation.
He worked as an Assistant in the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin) and in the Bolshoi Theatre of the Soviet Union (Principal Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov). Herbert von Karajan appointed him as Assistant at the Vienna State Opera. For the years of his tenure Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra toured in Kiev, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Baltic Republics and Transcaucasia. “The Story of the Soldier” by Stravinsky and many other modern works both by Armenian and foreign composers were presented. World famous artists like M. Rostropovich, D. Shafran, N. Khomitser, V. Tretiakov, O. Kogan, K. Georgian, B. Davidovich, V. Krainev, Y. Balyan, N. Vetrov, Sv. Navasardyan, R. Aharonyan, M. Abrahamyan, A. Babakhanyan and many others performed with the APO.
Since 1970 R. Vartanyan has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia and as a conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre of the Soviet Union. As an invited conductor he has participated with numerous famous orchestras. Since 1991 Ruben has worked in USA, with Arlington Symphony Orchestra as an Artistic Director and Principal Conductor till his early death.

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

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    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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