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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
  • The APO hosts conductor Ernest Hoetzl (Austria)

    Date: December 5, at 19:00, 2014Venue: Aram Khachaturian Concert HallProgram: James Horner: Avatar film musicMozart: Piano Concerto No.23Schumann: Symphony No.4Soloist: Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano (Russia)Conductor: Ernest Hoetzl (Austria)

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    This Oehms Classics all-Mozart disc features two fine piano concerti, KV 238 and KV 415 together with the overtures to Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. KV 415 (1782) is notable for having the largest orchestra forces Mozart had employed up until that time. German pianist Andreas Frölich, concer

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Upcoming concerts
  • The APO hosts conductor Ernest Hoetzl (Austria)

    Design by Alexander DavidyanDate: December 5, at 19:00, 2014

    VenueAram Khachaturian Concert Hall

    Program: 

    James Horner: Avatar film music

    Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23

    Schumann: Symphony No.4

    Soloist: Vladimir

  • Pianist Arevik Beglaryan with the APO

    Design by Alexander DavidyanDate: November 28, at 19:00, 2014

    VenueAram Khachaturian Concert Hall

    Program: 

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41

    Soloist: Arevik Beglaryan, piano

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