Narek Arutyunian Resume

      International Soloist Narek Arutyunian was born in Gyumri, Armenia in 1992. When Narek was 10, he took the clarinet in his hands for the first time ever.
He studied at the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (2003-2009) ,at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in class of Evgeny Petrov (2009-2010) Since 2010 he studies at Queens College of the City University of New York in class of Charles Neidich.

In Recital Narek has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Louvre Auditorium in Paris, the Museum of Grenoble, Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, "Palazzo del Principe" in Genova, Teatro Savio in Messina, Kaliningrad Philharmonic Hall,Glendale Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic Society

Narek has performed numerous concerts major concert halls all throughout Europe and North America
Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Rudolfinum - Dvorak Hall in Prague, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, United Nations Hall in Geneva, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow , George Weston Recital Hall in Toronto, Great, Small and Rachmaninov Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, St.Petersburg Philharmonic Hall , Svetlanov's, Theater and Chamber Halls of Moscow International House of Music , Kaufmann Hall in New York

Narek has appeared as soloist with renowed orchestras, including the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra,
"Moscow Virtuosi" Chamber Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra "Kremlin",
Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, "Musica Viva" Chamber Orchestra,Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.

Narek is a Winner of International Competitions:
1."Young Concert Artists" International Auditions - 1st Prize (New York City, USA, 2010)
2.International Radio Competition "Concertino Praga" -1st Prize (Prague, Czech Republic, 2008)
3.Rotary Club Moscow International Music Children Competition - Grand Prize (Moscow, Russia, 2005)
4.Nutcracker International Television Contest for Young Musicians - 1st prize (Moscow, Russia , 2005),
5.International Competition "Music Youth of the Planet" - 1st prize (Moscow, Russia, 2007)
6.International Competition for Young Musicians «Prazsky Hvezdopad» - Grand-Prize (Prague, Czech Republic, 2008)
He was awarded a Prize of Yuri Bashmet to perform with the State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia and to record a CD as its soloist at the Hall of Kultura TV Channel.

Narek has played with such illustrious conductors such as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Saulius Sondeckis, Misha Rakhlevskiy, Alexander Rudin, Alexander Apolin (Czech Republic)

His performances have been broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur (Germany), Toronto's Classical 96.3 (Canada) Radio "Classique" (France) Radio "Orpheus" (Russia), Czech Classical Radio "Vltava", Radio "Russia" .

He has performed at such international music festivals as the "Young Stars of the Young Century" (Toronto,Canada) ,
"Mozart et Tchaikovsky" (Paris ,France), "Concertino Praga" South Bohemia Festival (Czech Republic), the "Homecoming"(Moscow, Russia), "Prazsky Hvezdopad" (Prague,Czech Republic), International Festival for Young Soloists (Moscow ,Russia).

Narek Arutyunian plays a Buffet RC "Prestige" Clarinet personally gifted by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov in 2007 in Moscow

Updated:  November 19, 2010

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