Levon Mouradian Resume
| Levon Mouradian was the Silver Medal winner in the 1985 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition. He was a prize winner in the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, and in 1997 he achieved First Prize for Cello in the Julio Cardona International Bow Instruments' Competition in CovilhÃ£, Portugal. He also won Third Prize in the Soviet Union Competition in 1982.
Born in Yerevan, Armenia into a family of musicians, Levon Mouradian started playing the cello at the age of six, in the class of Professor Tchaauchian at the specialist school for gifted children in Yerevan. He continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatoire with Professor M. Khomitser, where he completed his Masters Degree. He began performing publicly at the age of 10 when he won First Prize for interpretation in a competition in Armenia for young Armenian musicians. At the age of 14, he played as soloist with the State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia, directed by Maestro D. Khandjian, performing Tchaikovsky's Roccoco Variations. Levon Mouradian has performed with major orchestras of the former Soviet Union, including the Moscow Philharmonic, the USSR Radio and Television Orchestra and the Moscow Symphonic. He has also played with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra,the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Porto National Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of Timisoara. He has also appeared with the Armenian Philharmonic, the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra, the Georgian Philharmonic under such eminent conductors as Valery Gergiev,Veronika Dudarova,Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,Jansug Kakhidze, David Khandjian, Omri Hadari, Daniel Nazare, and Gheorge Kostin among others.
Levon Mouradian has given numerous concerts in the USA, Holland, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Brasil, Hungary and his native Armenia.
Since 1994, Levon Mouradian has been directing the cello class in the department of Arts at the State University in Evora, Portugal. He regularly gives advanced classes at the "Valle De Arlanza" Festival in Spain, and at the International Festival in Viana do Castello, with Ivan Monigetti, Nathaniel Rosen and others.
He has taught Master Class on the invitation of the University of Georgia (U.S.A.). He was a member of the Jury at the Julio Cardona International String Competition" in April 2003.He has performed as soloist and in chamber music groups at major international Music Festivals, in particular in those of Munich (Nachtstuke), David Oistrakh Festival, Santander (Interational Music Festival), Burgos , Cangas de Onis, Madeira, Coimbra, Algarve, Sintra Leiria and Tomar. He has taken part in a range of formations with the musicians Sergei Khachatrian, David Chang, Gena Raps, Patrick Dheur,Wilfred Strele, Michael Frohnmeyer, Thomas Leaander, Vadim Sakharov, Jeroen Riemsdijk, Yuri Zhislin, Tania Ashot, Daniel Roland and others.
He has recorded a variety of works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Debussy and Tchaikovsky vitch, and of other composers, for RDP Antena 2, the publisher Melody and Dutch Record Company, where he is one of the principal instrumentalists.
He has made various CD among which one edited by Clave Records (Spain) which features the A. Babadjanian Piano Trio and Seven Pieces by Komitas – Aslamazian (Clave Records, Spain), and two CD's with the Piano Trio and Piano Quartet and cello works by the Dutch composer Wim Zwaag (Dutch Record Company, Holland), among which a cello and piano sonata which was dedicated to him, A cello concerto composed by Ivan Moody was also dedicated to him.
Levon Mouradian plays on a XVIII century Venetian cello from Gofriller workshop.
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Updated: July 31, 2008
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