Category: Armenian Conductors

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Armen Martirosian

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The talented musician was born on 25th of February, in 1963, in Yerevan. He studied the first music lessons in his early childhood and the first teacher was his grandmother, who taught him the nuts and bolts of the notes. At the same time Armen’s parents introduced their son with different genres of musical art (ballet, opera and concerts of symphonic music).

In 1970, when he was a seven year old boy, he entered the well-known music school being already familiar with the notes, having absolute hearing and a sense of rhythm. Since then the teachers have noticed the absolute composing abilities and rare intuition for performing musical composition.

In 1978 the fourteen year old boy met Edward Mirzoyan, the Chairman of the Composers’ Union of Armenia. It was a historical event for the teenager.

In 1980 he entered the Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas, the composition class of Edward Mirzoyan.

In 1982 Armen married his school-friend Tatyana Dagbashyan, who became his muse and the close friend for the whole life.

The strong innovative character distinguished Armen Martirosyan among the others; he was the first composer in Armenia, who applied the computer technologies in music. From 1991 up to 1995 were the “traveling years” of maestro. During these four years he had been working in Switzerland as a pianist.

From 1995 to 1997 he was working in the Armenian Song Theatre as a producer and arranger

In 1997 he became an artistic director and a conductor of AJB, the Armenian Jazz Band

source: Armen Martirosian’s Facebook Profile

Missak Baghboudarian

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Born in Damascus where he began studying music at the State Music School, earning a diploma in piano in 1987 and in 1995, he obtained the degree in piano and conducting from the High Institute of Music.

He made his debut as conductor in 1994 with the SNSO in Damascus.

In 2002, he obtained the Diploma in the International Conducting Courses (Italy) with Julius Kalmar. He took part in some master-classes with H. Handt, D. Pascu, M. Beck, Carl St. Clair, Jorma Panula and Riccardo Muti (Malta 2007).

He also studied experimental composition with Maestro Mauro Cardi at the Conservatory in Florence.

He has taken part in discography productions of compositions of rare executions, such as the Opera Gli Zingari by R. Leoncavallo (Kicco Classic records 1999) and the Domenico Cimarosa’s Requiem (Kicco Classic 2000).

In February 2001, he became the resident conductor of Amadeus Orchestra of Florence until 2003 when he became the lead Conductor of the SNSO, with whom he had conducted several concerts in Syria and abroad (Lebanon – Jordan – Oman – U. A. E. – Bahrain – Turkey and Italy).

He worked with international soloists like Armen Babakhanian, Galina Vartcheva, Daniele Giorgi, Gloria Scalchi, Riccardo Sandiford.

On 2004 he had the honor to conduct the SNSO in the opening concert of the Damascus Opera House in the presence of H.E. the President of the Syrian Arab Republic.

In 2006 he participated with The Orchestra of the High Institute of Music in Young-Euro-Classic festival at the concert house of Konzerthous Berlin.

source: Missak Baghboudarian’s Facebook Page