Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian is a player who “reaches passionate depths with seemingly effortless technical prowess and beguiling sensitivity” (The Washington Post). This season he gives recitals at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Lied Center of Kansas, the Vancouver Recital Society and the Coast Recital Society in British Columbia, and as soloist with the Albany Symphony and the Longwood Symphony performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
Mr. Arutyunian has performed as soloist with the Boston “Pops” and the Meridian Symphony and appeared in recitals and educational residencies at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Music for Youth, and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. As a Winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he was presented in recital at New York’s Merkin Hall in YCA’s Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Mr. Arutyunian has performed at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris and at the Palazzo del Principe in Genoa. He has appeared as soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and in Russia with the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.
Already an award winner including First Prize at 16 in the International Young Musicians Competition in Prague and at 15 in the Musical Youth of the Planet Competition in Moscow Mr. Arutyunian was awarded a special prize by renowned violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet to perform concerts with him and record the Weber Concertino for clarinet with the State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia.
Born in 1992 in Gyumri, Armenia, Mr. Arutyunian’s family moved to Moscow when he was three. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory where he worked with Evgeny Petrov. He currently lives in New York City, and works with Charles Neidich at The Juilliard School. Mr. Arutyunian’s clarinet is a personal gift from the conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov. He receives general support for his career from the Guzik Foundation in California.
[Pronounced: Nah-rehk Ah-roo-tuhyoo-nee-in]
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