Rosanne Philippens, violin

In 22/23 highlights include her debut with the Royal Philharmonic in London, the SWR Konstanz on tour across Germany, Finland’s Jyväskylä Sinfonia and Sweden’s Norrlandsoperans Symphony Orchestra and return engagements with the BBC Scottish Symphony,

Kristof Baráti, violin

Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti is recognized increasingly across the globe as a musician of extraordinary quality with a vast expressive range and impeccable technique. Applauded repeatedly for the poetry and eloquence that he brings to his playing,

Marco Parisotto, conductor

Born in Montreal of Italian lineage, Marco Parisotto is among Canada’s foremost conductors on the international scene. A guest with orchestras around the globe, with unrelentingly high standards of performance,

Nicolai Elsberg, bass

Danish bass Nicolai Elsberg’s rich sonorous voice has already caught the attention of contemporary composers Karsten Fundal and Rasmus Zwicki, who have written respectively an opera and an oratorio specifically for his rare Lyricher/Dramaticher Seriöser Bass.

Bella Amaryan, mezzo-soprano

In 2019 Bella Amaryan graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory with honors (class of Assօciate professor Nona Melkumova). Bella is a three times winner of the “Renaissance” Competition-Festival and a laureate of rd “Romansiada” International Competition (2020,

Eva Gevorgyan, piano

Critics rave at her “emotional eloquence and impeccable technique” combined with all “the important features of a mature master”(ICMA): 19-year old Russian-Armenian pianist Eva Gevorgyan has quickly established herself as one of the most promising talents in the pianistic world.

Armenian State Chamber Choir

The Armenian State Chamber Choir was founded in 2000 and Maestro Robert Mlkeyan, an Honored Worker of Art of Armenia, who was appointed the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the ensemble.

Yerevan State Chamber Choir

Yerevan Chamber Choir was founded in 1996 by merited Art Figure of Armenia Harutyun Topikyan, who was the artistic director and conductor of the choir.

Alexander Liebreich, conductor

The 2018/19 season saw Alexander Liebreich begin his tenure as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. He held the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) since 2012 until the end of the 2018-2019 season.

Berj Karazian, tenor

Berj Karazian, tenor
Honored Artist of RA

Born in 1978 in Yerevan. Graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory and completed postgraduate courses with Professors T.

Hayk Tonguryan, tenor

Hayk Tonguryan was born in 1982 in Echmiadzin. From 2009 he studied with the world-known bass Barseg Tumanyan. In 2015 Tonguryan graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory (classes of Prof.

Sergio Tiempo, piano

Sergio Tiempo is regarded as one of the most individual and thought-provoking pianists of his generation. He made his professional debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw aged fourteen,

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.

Simon Trpčeski, piano

Simon Trpčeski has been praised not only for his powerful virtuosity and deeply expressive approach, but also for his charismatic stage presence. Launched onto the international scene twenty years ago as a BBC New-Generation Artist,

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Vasily Petrenko is Music Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the European Union Youth Orchestra. From the 2021/22 season, will take up the positions of Conductor Laureate of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director Designate of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (“Evgeny Svetlanov”). He served as Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2006 – August 2021),

Lusine Khachatryan, piano

In today’s classical music world Lusine Khachatryan is considered a “Poet of the Keyboard”.

Lusine Khachatryan’s successful international concert performances have inspired audiences in such venues as: Alte Oper Frankfurt/Main;

Lucas Debargue, piano

“Since Glenn Gould’s visit to Moscow and Van Cliburn’s victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition in the heat of the Cold War, never has a foreign pianist provoked such frenzy”.

Die Philharmonie Armeniens feiert gebührend den Jubilar Beethoven (11.10.21)

Armenien liegt am Fuß des Kaukasus am südöstlichsten Rand Europas. Es ist das älteste christliche Land und es verbindet dieses Land neben der Religion auch die intensive Pflege der klassischen Musik und abendländischen Kultur mit Europa. Das Land hat große Komponisten wie Aram Chachaturian und viele international anerkannte Künstler hervorgebracht.

Barry Douglas, piano

Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland,

Maya Oganyan, piano

Born in Moscow and has been living and studying in Venice since 2011. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 4 and for 2 years she studied with Maestro Alexander Maykapar,

Navasard Hakobyan, baritone

Navasard has graduated from the vocal studio of Armenian State Song Theater. Presently he is passing the Master’s Course at the Classical singing Department of the Yerevan Conservatory (class of Profesor S.Kolosaryan).

Svetlana Navassardian, piano

An artist par excellence, the great Armenian pianist Svetlana Navassardian is universally recognized as a “personality indisputable”, “a most fascinating pianist” who, as music critics have characterized her,

Ashot Khachatourian, piano

How Can I describe Him? “a Force, a Truth, an Energy, a Passion, a Talent without borders, a Real musician.”
Maria João Pires

Ashot Khachatourian is considered as one of the most inspiring artists of his generation.

Maya Ohanyan, piano

Born in Moscow, now she is 14 years old and lives in Venice.
Started to study piano at the age of 4. During first 2 years studied intensively with Maestro Alexander Maykapar,

Massimo Somenzi, piano

Massimo Somenzi, a Venetian native, studied piano with Maria Italia Biagi and is a distinguished student of Rio Nardi and Alfredo Casella. He graduated from the Conservatory “Benedetto Marcello” in Venice with the highest honours.

Evgeny Stavinsky, bass

The bass Evgeny Stavinsky was born in Russia, in a family of musicians. He completed his studies as singer and choir conductor at the Academy of Choral Art and perfectioned himself at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino where he performed the title part in Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI,

Varduhi Yeritsyan, piano

Varduhi Yeritsyan occupe une position singulière dans le paysage pianistique actuel. Par sa double culture héritée de grands maîtres comme Brigitte Engerer, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Denis Pascal,

Bruno Mantovani, chef d’orchestre

Né le 8 octobre 1974, Bruno Mantovani est un musicien polyvalent, avant tout compositeur, mais aussi chef d’orchestre, directeur du Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris de 2010 à 2019 puis professeur de répertoire contemporain dans cette même institution.

Olli Mustonen, piano

Olli Mustonen has a unique place on today’s music scene. Following the tradition of great masters such as Rachmaninov, Busoni and Enescu, Mustonen combines the roles of his musicianship as composer,

Tomer Maschkowski, bass trombone

Tomer Maschkowski was born in 1982, into an Israeli family living in Rotterdam, Holland. He began playing the trombone at the age of 13 under the tutelage of his grandfather,

John Nelson, conductor

John Nelson is recognized on the international scene as one of America’s most eminent conductors. He studied at the Juilliard School in New York, where he received the Irving Berlin Conducting Prize.

George Krimperis, trombone

George Krimperis Principal Trombonist NSO | Professor at Athens Conservatory
George Krimperis student of Jörgen van RIjen and Pierre Volders holds degrees from “Codarts”,

Juan Pardo Gil, trombone

Trombonist Juan Pardo has played in orchestras around the world. Since September 2018 JuanPardo has been the principal trombonist of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO,

Andreas Frölich, piano

German pianist Andreas Frölich studied with Stefan Askenase, Vitaly Margulis in Freiburg and Pavel Gililov in Cologne. He was prizewinner of several international piano competitions, as in Senigallia,

Armenian orchestra embarks on its maiden tour of China

The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra is making its debut tour in China by performing 10 concerts in nine Chinese cities.
The tour, which started with shows on Dec 27 and 28 at Shanghai Grand Theater will end on Jan 9 at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1925 and has served as an ambassador for Armenian arts and culture worldwide. According to the Armenian ambassador to China, Sergey Manassarian, the China tour will pave the way for more cultural exchange programs between China and Armenia in the future.

ANPO in Beijing (09.01.20)

Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra: “Europeanization”
Eduard Topchjan conducts Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra
As the last main course of the Russian-style meal, the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra performed in the National Theatre on January 9, 2020, and performed very well! As one of the important performance groups of the former Soviet Union, the orchestra’s “signature” track is the works of Armenian composer Khachaturian, and the selected tracks from Tchaikovsky to Prokofiev are Russian.

Reinhard Seehafer, conductor

Reinhard Seehafer was born in Magdeburg. He studied conducting, composing and piano in Leipzig and Weimar with Kurt Masur and Rolf Reuter and was qualified as a conductor with Leonard Bernstein and Otmar Suitner.

Khachatur Almazian, violin

Armenian violinist and producer, Khachatur Almazian, is the Artistic Director, Leader and Soloist of the popular and versatile “Almazian Symphony” – an ensemble constituted of highly talented musicians that he founded,

Tigran Hakhnazaryan, conductor

Conductor Tigran Hakhnazaryan has an extensive and varied repertoire which includes symphonic works, instrumental concertos as well as chamber music and also opera and ballet pieces.
Tigran Hakhnazaryan was born in 1978.

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with most major orchestras and in recital and chamber music across the globe at many of the world’s most prestigious festivals.

Areg Navasardyan, violin

Areg Navasardyan was born on 22.10.1999 in Yerevan, Armenia. He began to study violin when he was 6 years old at the Yerevan Tchaikovsky Specialized School of Music under Professor Gagik Smbatyan.

Sara Ureña Cabrera, flute

The international artist Sara Urena stands out for her long career in Europe and the USA. Sara started her studies at La Unió de Quart de Poblet.

Robert Ferrer, conductor

Born in Faura (Valencia, Spain) in 1984, conductor Robert Ferrer was entitled degrees in Conducting and Tuba by Conservatorio Superior de Música “Joaquín Rodrigo” in Valencia. He has attended courses and masterclasses in Conducting with Manuel Galduf,

Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

Born in Georgia, Khatia Buniatishvili discovered piano at the early age of three. She gave her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was six and was subsequently invited to tour internationally with them.

Alexander Liebreich, conductor

The 2018/19 season saw Alexander Liebreich begin his tenure as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

He held the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) since 2012 until the end of the 2018-2019 season.

Zdeněk Klauda, piano

A composer, pianist and flautist since his childhood, Zdeněk Klauda studied at the Jan Neruda Music Grammar School (composition under the tutelage of M. Kubička,

Stepanka Pucalkova, mezzo-soprano

Born in Berlin, the mezzo-soprano Stepanka Pucalkova graduated in 2005 studying singing at the High school of Jan Neruda in Prague and 2007 she continued to the University Mozarteum in Salzburg,

Gautier Capuçon, cello

Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing each season with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the 

Hayk Melikyan, piano

…Hayk Melikyan… has power and agility to spare, with plenty of attention to inner voicings. He is never at a loss for style or direction in any of this music,

Hover State Chamber Choir

“Hover” State Chamber Choir is always open to new ideas and forms in choral art. The choir appeared with numerous performances in various genres: vocal-symphonic,

Anush Nikogosyan, violin

Anush Nikogosyan is an Armenian violinist who was born in 1989 in Yerevan and appeared first time with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra aged only 10 on stage of Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e-moll.

Artsvik Demurchyan, soprano

Artsvik Demurchyan was born in Yerevan. She graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory and postgraduate courses with prof. A. Saradjian. She is a laureate of  V.

Freddy Kempf, piano (UK)

Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most successful pianists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer who is not afraid to take risks as well as a serious,

Paul-Emmanuel Thomas (France)

Paul-Emmanuel Thomas is at the forefront of a new generation of French entrepreneurial conductors with multiple trajectories. Appointed in 2010 as Music Director of the Classica Italiana Orchestra in Torino,

Kristof Barati, violin (Hungary)

Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti is recognized increasingly across the globe as a musician of extraordinary quality with a vast expressive range and impeccable technique. In 2014,

Anna Tifu, violin (Italy)

Winner of the 2007 George Enescu Competition in Bucharest Anna Tifu is considered one of the leading violinists of her generation.
Born in Cagliari,

Anahit Chaushyan, piano (UK)

Anahit was born into the fourth generation in a family of professional musicians and started musical training from the age of six. After completing her studies in Armenia she had given numerous recitals there;

David Abrahamyan, viola (Spain)

David Abrahamyan is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Dakapp. David studied viola under Maestro Oleg Lev, Diemut Poppen and Boris Belkin and played in the Mozart Orchestra under Claudio Abbado.

Boris Brovtsyn, violin (UK)

Boris Brovtsyn has established himself as one of the most profound and versatile musicians of his generation. He is in ever-increasing demand all around the world as both concerto soloist and chamber musician.

Ashley Wass, piano (UK)

Described as an ‘endlessly fascinating artist’, Ashley Wass’s musical career is one of unusual creativity and variety. Alongside his work as soloist and chamber musician,

Andrey Boreyko (Belgium)

2022/23 marks Andrey Boreyko’s fourth season as Music and Artistic Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. They celebrated the orchestra’s 120th birthday last season, toured across the US,

Sevak Avanesyan, cello (Belgium)

Sevak Avanesyan is described as “a musician of extraordinary virtuosity and a remarkable range of sound capacities” (Bernard Greenhouse) and “undoubtedly, one of the most gifted musicians of his generation”(Janos Starker).

Alexander Chaushian, cello (UK)

Now regarded as one of the finest cellists of the younger generation, Alexander Chaushian has performed extensively throughout the world. As a soloist with orchestra his appearances include the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and at the Bruchnerhaus in Linz,

Pier Carlo Orizio (Italy)

Born in Brescia in 1963, Pier Carlo Orizio graduated in piano under M° Sergio Marengoni and in conducting under M° Donato Renzetti. He also attended master classes held by Emil Tchakarov (Venice 1988) and Leonard Bernstein (Rome 1989).

Simon Trpceski, piano (Macedonia)

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski has established himself as one of the most remarkable musicians to have emerged in recent years, praised not only for his powerful virtuosity and deeply expressive approach,

Golos Armenii (04.07.19)

Музыкальный июнь был богат яркими впечатлениями и разорвал ткань серой повседневности. О самых интересных событиях мы уже писали. Заключительный концерт Национального филармонического оркестра под руководством Эдуарда ТОПЧЯНА был посвящен юбилею Армянской музыкальной ассамблеи – 25-летию со дня основания. Но до этого вечера был еще один неожиданный сюрприз – долгожданные гастроли современной оперной звезды Вероники ДЖИОЕВОЙ. Она приехала по приглашению руководства Филармонического оркестра и выступила в Большом зале филармонии.

Golos Armenii (20.06.19)

На этот концерт невозможно не откликнуться, он оказался значительным и интересным. Живой интерес слушателей был вызван не только неординарной программой – редко звучащие “Прощальные песни” Рихарда Штрауса – в первом отделении и Четвертая симфония Малера – во втором, но и наличие великолепной солистки Лианы Алексанян, получившей уже широкое признание в Европе.

Golos Armenii (21.02.19)

Так случилось, что на концерт Национального филармонического оркестра под управлением Эдуарда Топчяна попала после значительного перерыва. Тем отраднее было обнаружить аншлаг в зале. И, что немаловажно, не пустой оказалась и правительственная ложа, как это нередко бывает. Концерт удостоили своим вниманием глава правительства Никол Пашинян с супругой и другие официальные лица. Повод, естественно, был.

Armenia celebrates Khachaturian in Berlin, 2018

Armenia celebrates Khachaturian in Berlin
On the occasion of the 115th birthday of the great composer Aram Khachaturian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia Ashot Smbatyan on November 28 invited the Berlin public to a concert at the renowned Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt. The sold-out event featured the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and was especially honored by the presence of Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan.

Golos Armenii (15.10.18)

XII Международный фестиваль классической музыки, пиком которого стали недавние выступления знаменитого скрипача Сергея Хачатряна, задавшего высокий тон начавшимся событиям, продолжается. В рамках фестиваля помимо ярчайшего концерта, открывающего этот крупный осенний марафон, состоялись еще несколько праздничных вечеров, в которых приняли участие солисты самых разных стран. И если новых имен среди них не слишком много, эта проблема все же не так остра, как репертуарная.

Golos Armenii (12.09.18)

В Ереване стартовал XII Международный фестиваль классической музыки


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.


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.


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.


Conductor/violinist/ pedagogue/ Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and General Conductor in 1986-1987.