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Tigran Akhnazarian

Conductor

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Mr. Tigran Akhnazarian successfully cooperates with many symphony and chamber
orchestras: Vienna Symphony Orchestra - Wiener Symphoniker (Austria), Mariinsky Theatre
Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Poland), Harbin
Philharmonic Orchestra (China), Seocheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Young Dream Orchestra
(South Korea), Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra,
National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (Armenia), Kazakhstan State Symphony Orchestra, Astana
Philharmonic Orchestra (Kazakhstan), Donetsk Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), Karelian
Philharmonic Orchestra, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, Kislovodsk Philharmonic Orchestra,
Tambov Symphony Orchestra, “Moscow Soloists” Chamber Orchestra of Yury Bashmet, Moscow
Symphony Orchestra and others.

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Mr. Tigran Akhnazarian successfully cooperates with many symphony and chamber
orchestras: Vienna Symphony Orchestra - Wiener Symphoniker (Austria), Mariinsky Theatre
Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Poland), Harbin
Philharmonic Orchestra (China), Seocheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Young Dream Orchestra
(South Korea), Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra,
National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (Armenia), Kazakhstan State Symphony Orchestra, Astana
Philharmonic Orchestra (Kazakhstan), Donetsk Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), Karelian
Philharmonic Orchestra, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, Kislovodsk Philharmonic Orchestra,
Tambov Symphony Orchestra, “Moscow Soloists” Chamber Orchestra of Yury Bashmet, Moscow
Symphony Orchestra and others.

Tigran Akhnazarian graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory as violinist (professor Souren
Akhnazarian) and conductor (professor, National artist of the Russian Federation, Emin
Khachaturyan).
In 1998-2000 in Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory Mr. Akhnazarian studied with legendary
Ilya Musin, the teacher of such famous conductors as Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Semyon
Bychkov, Vassily Synaisky and others.
Tigran Akhnazarian was participant in the 1 International Conducting Masterclasses, leading
by outstanding conductor Kurt Masur, which held in Wroclav (Poland).

Reviews

“An excellent school, precise, certain, confident and expressive motions, as whole immersion in
the music.”
«Vecherniaya Ufa» (Bashkortostan, Russia)
“Every detail of the music score is important and interesting for Tigran Akhnazarian. As the
thoughtful reader, he proposed the musicians of the orchestra and the audience to get attentively
into the beauty of musical sounds of the pieces by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. The orchestra
expressed themselves completely, and the famous musical pieces in the conductor’s
interpretation received freshness and beauty”
«The Speech» (Cherepovets, Russia)

“Under Tigran Akhnazarian’s guidance the orchestra sounds melodiously and organic…”
«Aravot» (Yerevan, Armenia)"

“…conductor Tigran Akhnazarian is amazingly emotional, plastic and connected with the
orchestra and the audience. He is probably the brightest of today’s interpeters of musical classics
of Aram Khachaturian.”
«Respublika Bashkortostan» (Russia)
T. Akhnazarian conducted sensible, rich and artistic… with whole-hearted love and was
fascinating by sounds fireworks.”
«Hayastan» (Armenia)

“...the conductor Tigran Akhnazarian reacted on all nicety of interpretation and demonstrated the
skill to consolidate the pianist’s peculiar rendition and rich palette of orchestra rendition.”
«GolosArmenii» (Armenia)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

In September 2018 Tigran Akhnazarian conducted Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Wiener
Symphoniker) in Vienna with internationally acclaimed his brother cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan as
soloist, during which was recorded CD production of Russian cello classical music anthology by works
of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Glazunov.

By Maestro Valery Gergiev’s invitation, on June 2014 Tigran Akhnazarian conducted the
concerts, highly appreciated by public and critics, in such prestigious venues in Saint-Petersburg as
Mariinsky Concert Hall (in frame of the «Stars of The White Nights» festival) and the «Saint-
Petersburg Opera» Theatre.

Sharing the podium with Mro. Valery Gergiev, Mr. Tigran Akhnazarian on October 2014
conducted the unique joint concert of Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra and Far Eastern Philharmonic
Orchestra.

February 2017 Mr. Tigran Akhnazarian led his opera conducting Mariinsky Theatre debut with
Verdi’s «Macbeth». After highly successful performance he reinvited by Maestro Valery Gergiev to
conduct Verdi’s «Macbeth» and «Simon Boccanegra» with Mariinsky theater stars Vladislav Sulimsky,
Tatyana Pavlovskaya, Stanislav Trofimov in leading roles.

Tigran Akhnazarian conducted at various international music festivals, including such renown
ones as «White Nights Stars» (Artistic director Valery Gergiev, Saint-Petersburg, 2014),
«Rachmaninov Festival» (Artistic director Valery Gergiev, Khabarovsk, 2016), Yuri Bashmet Festival
(Khabarovsk 2014, 2015), Malta International Music Festival (2018), Kustendorf International Music
Festival (Artistic director Emir Kusturica, Serbia, 2019).

In 2001, at the age of only 23, Mr.Akhnazarian was appointed artistic director and principal
conductor of Bashkortostan National Symphony Orchestra, becoming the youngest leader of
orchestra in Russia.

Tigran Akhnazarian is founder, artistic director and conductor of the chamber orchestra
«Impression» (Moscow, Russia).

2010-2012 after highly successful production of Verdi’s «La Traviata», Mr.Akhnazarian was
appointed and worked as principal conductor of Komi Republic State Opera & Ballet Theater (Russia).
2013-2016 artistic director & principal conductor of the Far Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra
and «Serenade» Chamber Orchestra.

Since 2016, Tigran Akhnazarian is the Artistic director & principal conductor of the Sakhalin
Chamber (Symphony) Orchestra.

Mr. Tigran Akhnazarian is founder & artistic director of the Far Eastern Music Festival for
Youth & Children “Stars of Euterpe”.

Mr. Akhnazarian developed close musical and personal relationships with such renowned
musicians as Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet, Denis Matsuev, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Alena Baeva,
Mayuko Kamio, Nikita Mndoyants, Philipp Kopachevsky, Ilya Rashkovskiy, Alexander Buzlov, Boris
Andrianov, Igor Fedorov, Alexander Trostiansky, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Maxim Mogilevsky, Miroslav
Kultyshev and others.

His brother cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan- winner and Gold Medalist of the XIV International
Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 is a regular soloist in concerts under Tigran Akhnazarian’s baton.
Tigran Akhnazarian also successfully conducted various productions with participation of the
world-renowned opera singers: Zurab Sotkilava, Makvala Kasrashvili, Vladislav Sulimsky, Tatyana
Pavlovskaya, Stanislav Trofimov, Ekaterina Shimanovich, Vladimir Vaneev & others.

Mr. Akhnazarian is known for his large and diverse repertoire, which varies from baroque to
contemporary music, symphony & chamber orchestra works, instrumental concertos, opera and
ballet.

Repertoire

Beethoven -Coriolan ouverture (from Mariinsky concert hall, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Beethoven - Egmont ouverture (from Armenian philharmonic concert hall, Armenia)
Liszt - Preludes (from Mariinsky concert hall, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Lyadov - Kikimora (from Mariinsky concert hall, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Mussorgsky - Night on the Bald mountain (from Mariinsky concert hall, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Debussy - Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune (from Armenian philharmonic concert hall, Armenia)
Schostakovich - Chamber Symphony # 8 (from Armenian chamber concert hall)

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languages

English

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Italian

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