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Aram Yagubyan

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Aram Yagubyan
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Born in St. Petersburg, Aram Yagubyan began playing the cello at the age of 6. One year later he was admitted to the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg where he studied cello with Elena Dernova and chamber music with Julia Fedoseeva. After studying in Russia, he began his Bachelor's degree in Hanover in 2015 with Leonid Gorokhov and continued his Master's degree in Berlin in Stefan Forck's class at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music.

He gained experience with various orchestras such as the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin and since February 2019 Aram Yagubyan has been principal cello with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva.  

Aram Yagubyan has won numerous prizes in international competitions, including First Prize at the "In Corpore" Chamber Music Competition Tallinn in 2009, Second Prize at the International Togliatti Competition in 2007 and also two special prizes at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig in 2012.

Aram Yagubyan performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Concert tours take him all over Europe.

He has given masterclasses for the Kronberg Academy, the Marktoberdorfer Sommerakademie, Usedom International Masterclasses and for House of Music in St. Petersburg with among others David Geringas, Troels Svane or Jens Peter Maintz.

Between 2011 and 2017, he will receive numerous scholarships, as in Germany, thanks to the "Live Music Now" association in Berlin or thanks to the support of the city of Hannover.

Aram Yagubyan plays a cello by Antonius and Hieronymus Fr. Amati dated 1651, which was presented to him by the Karl Klingler Foundation with the support of the Anja Fichte Foundation. 

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Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva