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Narek Arutyunian

Clarinet

Narek Arutyunian
This season, 20-year-old clarinetist Narek Arutyunian gave recitals at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Lied Center of Kansas, and appears 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” Orchestra, 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. He has appeared in recitals and educational residencies at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Music for Youth in Connecticut, and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. As a Winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he was presented in recital debuts at New York’s Merkin Hall in YCA’s Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. At sixteen, he won First Prize in the International Young Musicians Competition in Prague, and at fifteen, won First Prize 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 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 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.

(As of June 2013)