ABOUT MISSAK BAGHBOUDARIAN
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