Anouch Papoyan is a French violinist of Armenian origin. Fascinated by the instrument from an early age, she took up the violin at the age of eight in Armenia with Alla Poghossian, before joining the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lyon to study under Françoise Chignec and Sophie Besançon.
In 2011 she won first prize at the Concorso internazionale per Giovani Musicisti in Barletta, Italy, second prize at the Flame Competition in Paris, second prize at the Aslamazyan Competition in Yerevan, and third prize at the International Renaissance Competition in Gyumri, Armenia.
Anouch then continued her studies in the United States in the class of Albert Markov at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, where she remained for three years. In 2016, she joined the Haute École de Musique de Genève, where she benefited from the teaching of Marie-Annick Nicolas, Aline Champion, Tedi Papavrami and Sasha Rozhdestvensky.
She is also passionate about chamber music, and in 2020 founded her string quartet, the Quatuor Orionis, encouraged by Professor Gabor Takacs-Nagy in Geneva, and devoting part of her repertoire to folk music. Anouch Papoyan is a versatile musician who divides her time between chamber music, orchestral practice and teaching.