A prize-winner at several of the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions including the Leeds, the Van Cliburn, the Guardian Dublin, the William Kappell, the Gina Bachauer,
The young “Russian genius” (Corriere della Sera) came to international prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age thirteen.
Born in Beirut, Maestro George Pehlivanian’s path in music began with piano and violin lessons at the age of three and six respectively. In 1975,
“Super-soloist” France Musique, 2020
“What an artist! Everything is so simple, so ingenious, without the slightest attempt to explain the music…” Alain Lompech, Bachtrack,
Reinhard Seehafer was born in Magdeburg, Germany, studied conducting, composing and piano in Berlin and Weimar with Kurt Masur and Rolf Reuter and qualified as a conductor with Leonard Bernstein and Otmar Suitner.
Violinist Asi Matathias, protege of Pinchas Zukerman, is already recognized as one of the most celebrated talents of his generation. He made his debut at the age of 14 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta,
Swedish-Swiss soprano Elisabeth Meyer has this season made her role debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at Uppsala Stadsteater. Elisabeth has also appeared in the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Swedish Opera.
German baritone André Morsch graduated with distinction at the Amsterdam Conservatory where he studied with Margreet Honig. He is a former member of William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix and recipient of the 1st Prize and Hermann-Reutter-Prize at the prestigious ‘Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst’
Poetic elegance, an innate feeling for expressive nuance and the power to project bold dramatic contrasts are among the arresting attributes of Yeol Eum Son’s pianism.
Kai Kluge, Tenor, born in Sindelfingen, began his musical training aged five with the Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw. This followed with Third Boy/Die Zauberflöte and Shepherd Boy/Tosca on national (Karlsruhe,
American mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack is the winner of the Third Prize at Operalia 2022 and has been praised by Opera News for her “deep mezzo and vibrant metallic timbre”
Music Director Designate. Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse
Chief Conductor. Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein
Principal Guest Conductor. Les Musiciens du Louvre
The young Austrian conductor Christoph Koncz has already established himself as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation,
American Tenor Aaron Sheehan, recognized internationally as a leading interpreter of baroque repertoire, is equally at home on the concert platform and the opera stage.
Hailed for his “fiery and persuasive vocal presence” (Bachtrack) and “a heartbreakingly intense singing that took one`s breath away” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), the 34-year-old Milan Siljanov returns to the Ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera in the 2021-22 season for productions of Der Freischütz,
Impressive in his low range, Allen Boxer’s baritone voice embodies Golaud, a virile hunter carried away by fiery jealousy. He easily soars through his upper range,
American Soprano Jessica Niles, praised for her “clear intention and thoughtful direction” (Opera Wire) and her “pure and bright timbre and extremely natural expression” (docenotas),
With her deep musicality and virtuosity, Jing Zhao is considered one of the most promising artists now establishing an international career. Jing Zhao, the leading Chinese cellist of her generation,
Gil Marsalla has been studying music since the age of 14 and had a rewarding career as a musician, music director, conductor and artistic director.
Frédéric Viale learns music at the Accordion Club Cannes La Bocca Mouans-Sartoux. His teacher is none other than Lucien Galliano2, father of Richard Galliano to whom we owe the renaissance of the accordion in the world of jazz3.
Nobuyuki Nakajima is Japanese musician, composer, arranger, pianist, who studied composition in Tokyo and Paris. Noted not only for his masterful piano, but also for his talent of composing and arranger of elegant and thrilling ensembles,
Singing is certainly a true vocation for Nathalie Lermitte. Indeed, at the age of six, she started performing.
The day she turned eighteen was also the day she released her first album “Tu es tout ce que j’aime”,
Edith Piaf, real name Edith Giovanna Gassion, was born in Paris on the 19 December 1915 and died in Grasse, France on October 11, 1963.
“One of the most outstanding classical guitarists I’ve heard so far…[who] is taking the classical guitar to a new level. To watch Mr. Dervoed’s stunning virtuosity combined with his deep musical insight…is more than fascinating.” Prof.
‘Isabel Martinez’s sound is distinguished by its warmth and delicacy. It maintains a perfect balance between virtuosity and contrasting moments of intimacy and introspection.’
Isabel Martinez is one of Spain’s leading guitarists of her generation.
Juan Antonio Ramírez is considered one of the most versatile artists of the moment. His freshness and passion communicate an exceptional artistic quality in all areas that shows his successful career for more than 30 years.
The Four Last Songs for soprano and orchestra are – with the exception of the song “Malven” (Mallows), composed later the same year – the final completed works of Richard Strauss.
Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, WAB 104, is one of the composer’s most popular works. It was written in 1874 and revised several times through 1888.
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.”
Richard Strauss composed his Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, (TrV 283) whilst living in Vienna in 1942. The work was premiered in 1943 at the Salzburg Festival.
The Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93, by Dmitri Shostakovich was premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky on 17 December 1953.
Born in Russia. Vladimir started playing horn from the age of 12 at Talov School of Music. At thirteen he became a laureate of the All Russian Open Youth Competition of Wind Instruments (“PIFFERARI”,
Dorothea Herbert, soprano (Germany)
German soprano Dorothea Herbert’s artistry has inspired critical praise and plaudits. The Westdeutsche Zeitung commended her for owning ‘a lot of passion in a voice that … shines very charmingly,
Dirk Kaftan was appointed the General Music Director of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and Bonn Opera House in the summer of 2017. In addition to numerous concerts during the 2022/2023 season,
Valentin Uryupin is an exceptional musician in two respects: before he celebrated success on the conductor’s podium, he won more than 20 international competitions as a clarinetist and performed worldwide.
“One of the most gifted violinists of his generation.”
George Tudorache is concertmaster of the Orchester Philharmonique Royal de Liège (OPRL) and “Guest Leader”
Belarussian Verdi baritone Vladislav Sulimsky has rapidly become one of the leading singers in the world. In the summer of 2018, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival as Tomsky (Pique Dame) under the baton of Mariss Jansons,
Hibla Gerzmava is one of the most sought-after singers on the world opera stage. Brilliant and genuine, emotional, and passionate, she performs the leading female roles in the most famous operas.
Arsen Soghomonyan has earned accolades for his performances of the dramatic tenor repertoire. He made his debut as a tenor in March of 2017 as Cavaradossi in Tosca to great acclaim at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Opera Theater in Moscow.
17 years old pianist, pianist Adam Gutseriev is pupil at Central Music School by Moscow Conservatory.
At the age of only 11 he became a I prize winner at VII International Competition “Amigdala” in Italy.
The winner of the 2012 Sviatoslav Knushevitsky International Cello Competition, Dali Gutserieva, is one of the most talented cellists of the young generation of Russian musicians.
Thomas Sanderling was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra from Summer 2017 until March 2022.
Born in St. Petersburg,
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director: Vladimir Fedoseyev
The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (originally the Grand Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Central Television) was founded in 1930 as the first symphony orchestra of the Soviet Union.
Pianist, conductor, and composer, Mikhail Pletnev is one of the most respected and influential artists of the era. His prodigious talent as a pianist has earned widespread acclaim ever since the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition,
Vladimir Fedoseyev was born in Leningrad on August 5, 1932. He received his musical education at the State Gnessin Music Teachers Institute (now The Gnesin Russian Academy of Music) and attended a graduate course at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Professor Leo Ginsburg.
Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist who combines elegance and grace with powerful virtuosity. Recognised as a master of Russian and late romantic repertoire, Lugansky is renowned for his interpretations of Rachmaninov,
In 2017, Charles Dutoit received one of classical music’s highest honours, the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, becoming the 103rd recipient since the medal was founded in 1870 in celebration of the centenary of the birth of Beethoven.
Nato a Fermo (nelle Marche), Daniele di Bonaventura, compositore-arrangiatore, pianista-bandoneonista, ha coltivato sin dall’inizio della sua attività un forte interesse per la musica improvvisata pur avendo una formazione musicale di estrazione classica (diploma in Composizione) iniziata a soli 8 anni con lo studio del pianoforte,
Born in 1999 in Yerevan, into a family of musicians. Sofya took up violin at the age of seven. She has studied at Yerevan Tchaikovsky School of Music for gifted children with Prof.
Born in 1992 in Yerevan. Mikayel is the 1st prize-winner and laureate of the International “Renaissance” Competition-Festival, dedicated to the 140 anniversary of Komitas (2007).
Born in Yerevan in 1959, into a family of renowned musicians. Graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory (class of Prof. Geronty Talalyan). Since 1986 Nikoghayos Vardanyan is an artist of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in 1978 in Yerevan into a musician’s family. Hayk has studied at G. Budaghyan School of Music and later at Romanos Melikyan College of Music.
Yana Daryan graduated from the Yerevan Tchaikovsky School of Music, the Komitas Conservatory and postgraduate studies (class of Prof.S.Khachatryan). She continued musical training at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Bern under the guidance of Prof.Hartmut Rohde and Christoph Schiller.
The Honored Artist of RA, violinist Karmen Tosunyan was awarded with the title of a Laureate of the Republican Competition at a young age.
He graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory with Prof.
Born in Yerevan. Graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory and postgraduate courses (class of Prof. Albert Broutyan).
During the years of study she has taken masterclasses from world known musicians such as Peter Oundjian,
Mikayel Voskanyan was born into a musical family in 2003 in Yerevan. He is prizewinner and laureate of various international competitions such as Anna Kull Cello Competition,
Roman Simovic’s brilliant virtuosity has taken him throughout all continents performing on many of world’s leading stages including the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire,
Described by The Times (UK) as ‘God’s gift to the flute’, Sharon Bezaly was chosen as best flautist in the world (BBC Music Magazine 2019) A first prize graduate of the Paris Conservatoire,
Effervescent musicianship, intense lyricism and beguiling tonal beauty belong to the qualities that have secured Sergej Krylov’s place among today’s most renowned performers.
A regular guest with several major institutions and world’s leading orchestras,
Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the great violinists of his generation. He has performed with all the major American orchestras, and his increasingly numerous appearances in Great Britain,
Enrico Pace was born in Rimini, Italy in 1967. He studied piano with Franco Scala, mainly at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro. He was also active as conductor and composer.
With her deep musicality and virtuosity, Jing ZHAO is considered one of the most promising artists now establishing an international career. Jing Zhao, the leading Chinese cellist of her generation,
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,
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,
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,
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.
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 was born on the 15th of April 2004. She is studying with Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch at Reina Sofia School of Music and with Professor Natalia Trull at the Moscow State Conservatory.
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 Chamber Choir was founded in 1996 by merited Art Figure of Armenia Harutyun Topikyan, who was the artistic director and conductor of the choir.
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
Honored Artist of RA
Born in 1978 in Yerevan. Graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory and completed postgraduate courses with Professors T.
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 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,
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.
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 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.
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,
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,
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 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 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,
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 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.
“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.” –
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.
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.
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
Honored Artist of RA
Born in Yerevan. Christine Sahakyan has got her first musical education at Armenian Choral Association after Tatul Altunyan.
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.
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 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 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),
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;
“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”.
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,
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 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).
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,