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Having grown up in Russia and in the United States, Arman Tigranyan has benefited from a musical education in an international context. His ability to unite the musical traditions and forms of expression of various cultures and countries makes him an outstanding representative of a young generation of conductors. His friend and mentor Paavo Järvi says about him: “Arman's charismatic but also clear style of conducting and the attention to detail, as well as the gift of capturing all actors, make him a very fine and special musician, conductor and representative of his generation. He understands the psychology of an ensemble very well and knows how to achieve an extraordinarily positive result quickly and efficiently.”

Recent and future seasons include engagements with the Russian National Orchestra, Staatskapelle Halle, Estonian National Youth Symphony, the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Camerata Armonia, St. Petersburg Youth Orchestra, Kunming Philharmonic Orchestra, Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pärnu City Orchestra, the State Academic Philharmonic Orchestra of Crimea, the Moscow Conservatory Concert Orchestra, the VU Orchestra Amsterdam, the Belgorod State Philharmonic Orchestra, Barnaul Academic State Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Varsovia, where Tigranyan appeared alongside maestro Krzysztof Penderecki.

Last season Arman Tigranyan was on an extensive tour in South Korea with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Orchestra), conducting Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony as well as the 1st piano concerto with the legendary South Korean pianist Kun-woo Paik.

In the season 2017/18, Arman Tigranyan was the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Palermo Classica Festival and Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra, where he worked with soloists such as Viktoria Mullova, Desiree Rancatore, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, Alexander Malofeev and Alexander Toradze, among others.

Arman Tigranyan assisted Kristjan Järvi during projects at the Usedom Music Festival with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, in Moscow with the State Academic Orchestra of Russia (soloist: Denis Matsuev) as well as in Leipzig with the MDR Symphony Orchestra, which premiered his arrangement of the Bach Chaconne in D minor. In April 2016, Tigranyan assisted Vladimir Spivakov with the Moscow Conservatory Concert Orchestra (soloist: Nikolay Lugansky).

Arman Tigranyan was invited for several years by Paavo and Neeme Järvi to the renowned Järvi Summer Academy and Festival in Pärnu, Estonia. He had the special honor of sharing the stage of the final concert in Leigo with Neeme Järvi.

Born in Moscow, Tigranyan originally started his musical training on the violin, first with his father and later at the renowned P.Tchaikovsky Central Music School. Shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union, his family emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. As a violinist, he continued his studies with Viktor Danchenko at the Peabody Conservatory and subsequently with Jean Ter-Merguerian in Marseille and with Josef Rissin at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule, where he graduated with honors in 2010. As a conductor, Arman Tigranyan began his formal education at the Freiburg Musikhochschule in the fall of 2010. He further advanced his studies at the renowned P.Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where he graduated with a degree in Orchestral and Operatic Conducting under the tutelage of Vladimir Ponkin. Additionally, his conducting mentors include Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jorma Panula, and Colin Metters, among others.

In 2012 he founded the chamber orchestra Camerata Armonia together with friends in Germany, where he is currently the artistic director.


Arman Tigranyan is represented worldwide by Natalja Slobodyreva at Meta Artists International.

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‘Tigranyan’s face was filled with intensity and seriousness. Rêverie, the first piece, was delivered with such profundity that the mysterious atmosphere led the audience to a world of fantasy.

Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony started with the deep sound of the woodwinds and the heavy bass of the strings gave a lot of weight to the first movement. The dynamics as well as the rhythms was conveyed with great precision, portraying a strict, solemn and serious Tchaikovsky. Every note of the orchestra was filled with fearlessness and colossal energy.

The second movement’s Horn solo harmonised with the other wood winds. After that, the pizzicato of the strings perfectly set the turning point for the music; the cantabile euphemistically started flowing, again putting energy into their sound.

The waltz in the third movement was beautifully performed. As the whole orchestra played, the different instruments were in perfect harmony. The last movement followed immediately. The romance was expressed in a great measure and Tigranyan’s baton propelled the orchestra strongly. Their musical energy grew even more as the latter part of the march was played; it was awe-aspiring, which ended with a shiver in the audience.

The audience bursted into applause and shouted ceremoniously as the final chord wrapped up the symphony. As a response, Brahm’s Hungarian Dance No. 6 was played as an encore piece. Svetlanov Symphony’s unique ‘Russian’ sound, passionate beats and great energy were stunningly beautiful. It was “The Russian Night” everyone had been waiting for a long time.’


- Ja-young Mun, Within News -

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