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The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra was created in 2005 by Sergey Smbatyan, the present Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra.

From the very onset of its existence, the orchestra has been home to bright and energetic musicians, assembled around the shared vision of amplifying the cultural awareness in Armenia and elevating the spiritual excellence of human nature by the power of classical music.

about
Over 50 concerts annually
about

The orchestra performs over 50 concerts annually, with a rich and multifarious repertoire covering multiple music genres and performance formats.

Today, the 15-year-old orchestra has accrued both local and international reputation for its orchestral virtuosity and performing precision and has been spotlighted with many uplifting reviews by renowned critics and art reviewers.

about

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra has been hosted by many reputable concert halls around the world

Musikverein

Vienna

Musikverein image

Berliner Philharmonie

Berlin

Berliner Philharmonie image

Philharmonie Gasteig

Munich

Philharmonie Gasteig image

Grosses Festspielhaus

Salzburg

Grosses Festspielhaus image

Zaryadye Concert Hall

Moscow

Zaryadye Concert Hall image

Liederhalle

Stuttgart

Liederhalle image

Barbican Center

London

Barbican Center image

Dvorak Hall

Prague

Dvorak Hall image

The Great Hall of Conservatory

Moscow

The Great Hall of Conservatory image

Konzerthaus

Berlin

Konzerthaus image

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie image

Brucknerhaus

Linz

Brucknerhaus image
Arvo Pärt Arvo Pärt
Tigran Mansuryan Tigran Mansuryan
Krzysztof Penderecki Krzysztof Penderecki
Giya Kanchelli Giya Kanchelli
Sir Karl Jenkins Sir Karl Jenkins
Qigang Chen Qigang Chen

It has been profiled a multitude of times with such world-class composers as Arvo Pärt, Tigran Mansuryan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Giya Kanchelli, Sir Karl Jenkins and Qigang Chen as well as a number of highly distinguished performing artists.

about

Alexey Shor was born in Kiev in 1970, immigrated to Israel in 1991, and now lives primarily in the USA. His compositions have been performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Wiener Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), Kremlin Palace (Moscow), The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Teatro Argentina (Rome) and many others.

Concerts with his music have been broadcast on MediciTV, Mezzo and Euronews. The Overture to his ballet “Crystal Palace” was performed at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony in London. In 2018 he has been awarded an honorary professorship at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan. Mr. Shor’s scores are published by Breitkopf & Hartel and P.Jurgenson. CDs with his compositions have been issued by Warner Classics, DECCA, SONY Classics, Delos, Berlin Classics and Melodiya. Mr. Shor is the Composer-In-Residence for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Academie, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and Salomé Chamber Orchestra.

In 2017-2021 he is also a Composer-in-Residence of the Malta International Music Festival and PianoCompetition, as well as the preliminary competitions leading up to the final competitions in Malta (in 2018 and 2021).

Mr. Shor’s works have been performed by many internationally acclaimed soloists and ensembles, for example (in alphabetical order), Salvatore Accardo, Anna Aglatova, Boris Allakhverdyan, Boris Andrianov, Nareh Arghamanyan, Guy Braunstein, Shirley Brill, David Aaron Carpenter, Ray Chen, Veronika Dzhioeva, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Alexander Ghindin, Andrei Ioniță, Anna Kasyan, Haik Kazazyan, Freddy Kempf, Khachaturian Trio, Alexander Kniazev, Philipp Kopachevsky, Denis Kozukhin, Victor Julien Laferrière, Ji Young Lim, Jan Lisitski, Daniel Lozakovich, Paul Meyer, Shlomo Mintz, Nikita Mndoyants, Andreas Ottensamer, Duo Paratore, Alexander Ramm, Vadim Repin, Alexander Romanovsky, Jonathan Roozeman, Karen Shahgaldyan, Alessandro Taverna, Maxim Vengerov, Trio Wanderer, Ingolf Wunder, Nikolaj Znaider and many others. He also holds a Ph.D. in mathematics.

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An Italian conductor, Gianluca Marcianò, has been increasingly in demand since his opera debut with Croatian National Opera in 2007. Praised in The Sunday Times for his “unfailingly theatrical and idiomatic conducting”, Marcianò works with opera houses in Oviedo, Minsk, Ljubljana and Yerevan, as well as in the UK (English National Opera, Grange Park Opera and Longborough Opera).

He has conducted many operas all over the world, among others: La Traviata, Tosca, Un Ballo in Maschera, Rigoletto, Die Zauberflöte, La Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte, Alzira, Nabucco, Don Carlo, Eugene Onegin, Samson et Dalila and Madama Butterfly.

Marcianò is the Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut. He is also the founder and the Artistic Director of the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici and the Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.

From 2011 to 2014 he held the position of Musical Director/Principal Conductor of the Tibilisi State Opera, where his opera performances included La Forza del Destino, Cavalleria Rusticana, Nabucco, Attila, Il Trovatore, Mitridate, Re di Ponto, and Aida. During his time in Zagreb as the main conductor, he conducted Nabucco, La Traviata, Turandot, Carmen, La Cenerentola and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2011 he conducted La Traviata at the Prague State Opera. From 2017 till 2019 Gianluca Marcianò was the Principal Conductor of Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad.

As an orchestral conductor, Marcianò has worked with many great instrumentalists, such as: Elina Garanča, Sumi Jo, Simon Keenlyside, Sondra Radvanovsky, Olga Peretyatko, Danielle De Niese, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Arabella Steinbacher, Anna Tifu, Francesca Dego, Alexandra Soumm, Steven Isserlis, Boris Andrianov, Maria Joao Pires, David Geringas, Khatia Buniatishvili, Sergei Krylov, Nina Kotova, Giovanni Sollima, Sergei Nakariakov, Denis Kozhukin and Alexander Buzlov. His has conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Wroclaw Philharmonic, the Georgian Philharmonic, the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Oviedo Filarmonia, the Moscow City Russian Philharmonic, the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Classica de Madeira, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, The World Orchestra, the Voivodina Symphony Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Marcianò recorded the CD “Momento Immobile” for Rubicon Classics with soprano Venera Gimadieva and the Hallé Orchestra.

Future engagements include: concerts with Kristine Opolais in Budapest and Gdansk, La Gioconda with Joseph Calleja for Grange Park Opera, La Traviata in Essen and Aida for Opera de Oviedo.

about

A remarkable chapter in the history of the orchestra was the 2020 European Tour with the renowned violin virtuoso and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra artist-in-residence Maxim Vengerov

His brilliant performances were hosted on famous stages around Europe-Berliner Philharmonie, Vienna’s Musikverein, London’s Barbican Center, Prague’s Dvorak Hall, Salzburg’s Grosses Festspielhaus, Moscow’s Zaryadye Concert Hall and elsewhere.

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra has a history of close relationships with world-scale artists, such as:

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev image

Vladimir Spivakov

Vladimir Spivakov image

Maxim Vengerov

Maxim Vengerov image

Denis Matsuev

Denis Matsuev image

Vadim Repin

Vadim Repin image

Vag Papian

Vag Papian image

Boris Berezovsky

Boris Berezovsky image

Zakhar Bron

Zakhar Bron image

Led by Sergey Smbatyan, the orchestra released its first CD under the title “Music is the Answer” in 2011. Recorded with the Sony records label, the CD includes works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Eduard Hayrapetyan.

disc
Music is the Answer
2011
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Dmitri Shostakovich
Eduard Hayrapetyan

Led by Sergey Smbatyan, the orchestra released its first CD under the title “Music is the Answer” in 2011. Recorded with the Sony records label, the CD includes works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Eduard Hayrapetyan.

about

Aside from the extensive concert activity in Armenia and overseas, the orchestra also enjoys recognition and is highly esteemed for its increasing role in educating young people in Armenia.

Since 2018, in the framework of DasA educational-cultural project the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra has been sparking interest and liking for classical music in high-school students across Armenia, with an attempt to galvanize a larger movement for cultivating noble insights and taste for classical music among the young generation.

True to its commitment to foster access to classical music among all parts of the society and taking ownership of its social responsibilities, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra frequently organizes charitable events and special projects in an attempt to engage people from different communities in the cultural life that largely unfolds away from them.

A number of orchestra’s concerts have been broadcast by Medici.tv, Euronews, and Classic.fm. In 2019, a documentary was released by Mezzo TV, featuring Sergey Smbatyan and the history of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra is represented worldwide by Only Stage.

about ARMSYMPHONY

about

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra was created in 2005 by Sergey Smbatyan, the present Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra.

From the very onset of its existence, the orchestra has been home to bright and energetic musicians, assembled around the shared vision of amplifying the cultural awareness in Armenia and elevating the spiritual excellence of human nature by the power of classical music.

about
Over 50 concerts annually
about

The orchestra performs over 50 concerts annually, with a rich and multifarious repertoire covering multiple music genres and performance formats.

Today, the 15-year-old orchestra has accrued both local and international reputation for its orchestral virtuosity and performing precision and has been spotlighted with many uplifting reviews by renowned critics and art reviewers.

about

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra has been hosted by many reputable concert halls around the world

Musikverein

Vienna

Musikverein image

Berliner Philharmonie

Berlin

Berliner Philharmonie image

Philharmonie Gasteig

Munich

Philharmonie Gasteig image

Grosses Festspielhaus

Salzburg

Grosses Festspielhaus image

Zaryadye Concert Hall

Moscow

Zaryadye Concert Hall image

Liederhalle

Stuttgart

Liederhalle image

Barbican Center

London

Barbican Center image

Dvorak Hall

Prague

Dvorak Hall image

The Great Hall of Conservatory

Moscow

The Great Hall of Conservatory image

Konzerthaus

Berlin

Konzerthaus image

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie image

Brucknerhaus

Linz

Brucknerhaus image
Arvo Pärt Arvo Pärt
Tigran Mansuryan Tigran Mansuryan
Krzysztof Penderecki Krzysztof Penderecki
Giya Kanchelli Giya Kanchelli
Sir Karl Jenkins Sir Karl Jenkins
Qigang Chen Qigang Chen

It has been profiled a multitude of times with such world-class composers as Arvo Pärt, Tigran Mansuryan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Giya Kanchelli, Sir Karl Jenkins and Qigang Chen as well as a number of highly distinguished performing artists.

about

Alexey Shor was born in Kiev in 1970, immigrated to Israel in 1991, and now lives primarily in the USA. His compositions have been performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Wiener Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), Kremlin Palace (Moscow), The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Teatro Argentina (Rome) and many others.

Concerts with his music have been broadcast on MediciTV, Mezzo and Euronews. The Overture to his ballet “Crystal Palace” was performed at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony in London. In 2018 he has been awarded an honorary professorship at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan. Mr. Shor’s scores are published by Breitkopf & Hartel and P.Jurgenson. CDs with his compositions have been issued by Warner Classics, DECCA, SONY Classics, Delos, Berlin Classics and Melodiya. Mr. Shor is the Composer-In-Residence for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Academie, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and Salomé Chamber Orchestra.

In 2017-2021 he is also a Composer-in-Residence of the Malta International Music Festival and PianoCompetition, as well as the preliminary competitions leading up to the final competitions in Malta (in 2018 and 2021).

Mr. Shor’s works have been performed by many internationally acclaimed soloists and ensembles, for example (in alphabetical order), Salvatore Accardo, Anna Aglatova, Boris Allakhverdyan, Boris Andrianov, Nareh Arghamanyan, Guy Braunstein, Shirley Brill, David Aaron Carpenter, Ray Chen, Veronika Dzhioeva, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Alexander Ghindin, Andrei Ioniță, Anna Kasyan, Haik Kazazyan, Freddy Kempf, Khachaturian Trio, Alexander Kniazev, Philipp Kopachevsky, Denis Kozukhin, Victor Julien Laferrière, Ji Young Lim, Jan Lisitski, Daniel Lozakovich, Paul Meyer, Shlomo Mintz, Nikita Mndoyants, Andreas Ottensamer, Duo Paratore, Alexander Ramm, Vadim Repin, Alexander Romanovsky, Jonathan Roozeman, Karen Shahgaldyan, Alessandro Taverna, Maxim Vengerov, Trio Wanderer, Ingolf Wunder, Nikolaj Znaider and many others. He also holds a Ph.D. in mathematics.

about

An Italian conductor, Gianluca Marcianò, has been increasingly in demand since his opera debut with Croatian National Opera in 2007. Praised in The Sunday Times for his “unfailingly theatrical and idiomatic conducting”, Marcianò works with opera houses in Oviedo, Minsk, Ljubljana and Yerevan, as well as in the UK (English National Opera, Grange Park Opera and Longborough Opera).

He has conducted many operas all over the world, among others: La Traviata, Tosca, Un Ballo in Maschera, Rigoletto, Die Zauberflöte, La Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte, Alzira, Nabucco, Don Carlo, Eugene Onegin, Samson et Dalila and Madama Butterfly.

Marcianò is the Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut. He is also the founder and the Artistic Director of the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici and the Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.

From 2011 to 2014 he held the position of Musical Director/Principal Conductor of the Tibilisi State Opera, where his opera performances included La Forza del Destino, Cavalleria Rusticana, Nabucco, Attila, Il Trovatore, Mitridate, Re di Ponto, and Aida. During his time in Zagreb as the main conductor, he conducted Nabucco, La Traviata, Turandot, Carmen, La Cenerentola and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2011 he conducted La Traviata at the Prague State Opera. From 2017 till 2019 Gianluca Marcianò was the Principal Conductor of Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad.

As an orchestral conductor, Marcianò has worked with many great instrumentalists, such as: Elina Garanča, Sumi Jo, Simon Keenlyside, Sondra Radvanovsky, Olga Peretyatko, Danielle De Niese, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Arabella Steinbacher, Anna Tifu, Francesca Dego, Alexandra Soumm, Steven Isserlis, Boris Andrianov, Maria Joao Pires, David Geringas, Khatia Buniatishvili, Sergei Krylov, Nina Kotova, Giovanni Sollima, Sergei Nakariakov, Denis Kozhukin and Alexander Buzlov. His has conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Wroclaw Philharmonic, the Georgian Philharmonic, the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Oviedo Filarmonia, the Moscow City Russian Philharmonic, the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Classica de Madeira, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, The World Orchestra, the Voivodina Symphony Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Marcianò recorded the CD “Momento Immobile” for Rubicon Classics with soprano Venera Gimadieva and the Hallé Orchestra.

Future engagements include: concerts with Kristine Opolais in Budapest and Gdansk, La Gioconda with Joseph Calleja for Grange Park Opera, La Traviata in Essen and Aida for Opera de Oviedo.

about

A remarkable chapter in the history of the orchestra was the 2020 European Tour with the renowned violin virtuoso and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra artist-in-residence Maxim Vengerov

His brilliant performances were hosted on famous stages around Europe-Berliner Philharmonie, Vienna’s Musikverein, London’s Barbican Center, Prague’s Dvorak Hall, Salzburg’s Grosses Festspielhaus, Moscow’s Zaryadye Concert Hall and elsewhere.

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra has a history of close relationships with world-scale artists, such as:

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev image

Vladimir Spivakov

Vladimir Spivakov image

Maxim Vengerov

Maxim Vengerov image

Denis Matsuev

Denis Matsuev image

Vadim Repin

Vadim Repin image

Vag Papian

Vag Papian image

Boris Berezovsky

Boris Berezovsky image

Zakhar Bron

Zakhar Bron image

Led by Sergey Smbatyan, the orchestra released its first CD under the title “Music is the Answer” in 2011. Recorded with the Sony records label, the CD includes works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Eduard Hayrapetyan.

disc
Music is the Answer
2011
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Dmitri Shostakovich
Eduard Hayrapetyan

Led by Sergey Smbatyan, the orchestra released its first CD under the title “Music is the Answer” in 2011. Recorded with the Sony records label, the CD includes works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Eduard Hayrapetyan.

about

Aside from the extensive concert activity in Armenia and overseas, the orchestra also enjoys recognition and is highly esteemed for its increasing role in educating young people in Armenia.

Since 2018, in the framework of DasA educational-cultural project the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra has been sparking interest and liking for classical music in high-school students across Armenia, with an attempt to galvanize a larger movement for cultivating noble insights and taste for classical music among the young generation.

True to its commitment to foster access to classical music among all parts of the society and taking ownership of its social responsibilities, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra frequently organizes charitable events and special projects in an attempt to engage people from different communities in the cultural life that largely unfolds away from them.

A number of orchestra’s concerts have been broadcast by Medici.tv, Euronews, and Classic.fm. In 2019, a documentary was released by Mezzo TV, featuring Sergey Smbatyan and the history of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra is represented worldwide by Only Stage.