Robert McDuffie, violin

Grammy-nominated violinist, Robert McDuffie, enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career. While appearing as soloist with the world’s foremost orchestras, he has also shared the stage with Chuck Leavell and the late Gregg Allman in Midnight Rider and with actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith in Martin Luther King,


Recognized as a masterful and dynamic presence in the conducting world, Peter Oundjian has developed a multi-faceted portfolio as a conductor, violinist, professor and artistic advisor.

Vag Papian, pianist, conductor

Born in Yerevan in 1956. He was raised in an artistic family of the People’s Artist of RA, painter Anatoly Papian and the Honored Artist of RA,

Nikolay Lugansky, piano

Nikolay Lugansky was born in 1972 in Moscow. He was studying at Central Music School at Moscow Conservatory under Tatiana Kestner and later on with such professors as Tatiana Nikolayeva and Sergey Dorensky.

Vadim Rudenko, piano

Born in Krasnodar. Although there were no musicians in the family, he started to play the piano at the age of 4 years old. When he was only 7 years old,

Joshua Bell, violin

With a career spanning almost four decades, GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world,

Tobias Berndt, bass

The native Berliner Tobias Berndt began his musical training with the Dresden Choir of the Church of the Holy Cross. He studied with Hermann Christian Polster in Leipzig and continued his training with Rudolf Piernay in Mannheim.

Tigran Melkonyan, tenor

Tigran Melkonyan was born in Yerevan. He is a soloist with the Yerevan Opera Theatre. Tigran has participated in a number of concerts in Armenia and  abroad, including the Brussels Town Hall,

Sofia Tumanyan, mezzo-soprano

Sofia Tumanyan is a soloist with the Yerevan Opera Theater. She has had numerous concerts in Armenia and abroad, at concert halls such as Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna,

Anna Samuil, soprano

Soprano Anna Samuil is among the most sought-after singers of her generation and has been steadily engaged as a soloist at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin since 2004.

Günter Neuhold, conductor

Günter Neuhold was born in Graz, Austria, in 1947. In 1969 he completed his studies at the Graz Conservatoire with a masters degree. He then followed advanced courses in Rome with Franco Ferrara and in Vienna with Prof.

Aylen Pritchin, violin

“We have to admit, after listening, that Aylen Pritchin is the future of the violin and that he will amaze us with all his art.” –

Pavel Kogan, conductor

Maestro Pavel Kogan’s career has spanned over 40 years and five continents and has led him to becoming one of the most respected and widely known Russian conductors of our time.

Zohrab Zohrabyan, bass

Born in Yerevan. Zohrab Zohrabyan has studied at Ter Ghevondyan School of Music in classes of trumpet, guitar, piano and composition. Later he graduated from the vocal department of the Yerevan Conservatory.

Mikayel Grigoryan, tenor

Born in 1989. Graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory in 2011. He is a soloist with the Yerevan Opera Theater, where he has performed the parts of Count Liebenscoff (Rossini “Viaggio a Reims”),

Christine Sahakyan, mezzo-soprano

Christine Sahakyan, mezzo-soprano
Honored Artist of RA

Born in Yerevan. Christine Sahakyan has got her first musical education at Armenian Choral Association after Tatul Altunyan.

Sofya Sayadyan, soprano

Born in Yerevan. Graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory (2005) and the postgraduate course in 2010 with Prof. Nelly Pirumyan. Sofya is a laureate of Republic and international competitions.

Sergey Khachatryan, violin

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won First Prize at the VIII International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 2000, becoming the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition.