On Mondays the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra opens its doors for school children
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.
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, 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 was born in Dubna, Moscow region, in a family of musicians. In 2003, he completed his university-level studies as singer and choir conductor at the Academy of Choral Art (Moscow-based prestigious academy of singing founded by Victor Popov).
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,
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 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 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 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 Principal Trombonist NSO | Professor at Athens Conservatory
George Krimperis student of Jörgen van RIjen and Pierre Volders holds degrees from “Codarts”,
National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (NCOA)
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
The National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia was founded in 1962 by prominent violinist Zareh Sahakiants.
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,
He was born in Getafe, Madrid, in 1991. He began his trombone studies at the age of 7 in Municipal School of Music from Getafe “Maestro Gombau”,
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,
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.
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 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.
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,
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.
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 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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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,
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,
Lyric soprano Slávka Zámečníková, born in 1991 in Slovakia, was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Berlin State Opera (2017/2018 and 2018/2019),
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… 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 is always open to new ideas and forms in choral art. The choir appeared with numerous performances in various genres: vocal-symphonic,
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 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 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 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,
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,
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 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 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 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.
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,
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 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).
Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century”. As BIS Records’ only exclusive artist,
Born in Weingarten / Baden, Reinhold Friedrich has been a prolific performer on major stages around the world since his success at the ARD International Music Competition in 1986.
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,
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).
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,
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.
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.
ДВА ФИЛАРМОНИЧЕСКИХ ВЕЧЕРА
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
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.
ПРАЗДНИЧНЫЙ МАРАФОН ПРОДОЛЖАЕТСЯ…
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.
МУЗЫКАЛЬНАЯ ПАЛИТРА ОСЕНИ
В Ереване стартовал XII Международный фестиваль классической музыки
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1989-1998 and 1999-2000.
Loris Tjeknavorian was born in Iran.
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.
Conductor, pedagogue, People’s Artist of RA, Laureate of State Prize, professor.
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1985-1986.
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1981-1985.
Was born in Moscow to Ossetian parents.
Conductor/pianist/Distinguished Artist of the Republic of Armenia/Laureate of State Prize
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1974-1981.
Conductor, pedagogue, People’s Artist of RA
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1970-1973.
Aram Katanyan graduated from Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory class of Constantine Saradjian in 1950.
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1967-1970.
R. Vartanyan studied at Moscow Conservatory (department of conducting).
Conductor, composer, People’s Artist of the RA
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1960-1965 and in 1973.
Conductor, violist, pedagogue
People’s Artist of the RA, Laureate of State Prize of USSR, Professor
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1965-1966.
Conductor/Cellist/Pedagogue/People’s Artist of the RA. Professor.
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1945-1960 and in 1966-1967.
Maestro Maluntsyan was trained as cellist at Tbilisi Conservatory (class of Professor K.Mignar),
Conductor/Pedagogue/music public figure/Hero of Labor of USSR/People’s Artist of RA/Professor
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1941-1945.
Conductor, Professor of music, public figure, People’s Artist of the RA, Professor
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1929-1932.
Conductor/Professor/ People’s Artist of RA, Merited Artist of Uzbekistan
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1927-1929.
Souren Charekyan was born in Tbilisi and graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatory.
Conductor/Composer/music and public figure, People’s Artist of the RA.
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1926-1927.
The founder of symphony music in Armenia- Alexander Spendiaryan was born in the village of Kakhovka (Kherson region,
Conductor, Composer, Art Critic, Pedagogue, Merited Artist of the RA.
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1924-1926.