"Armenia" International Music Festival
22-26 September, 2019 • Yerevan, Armenia


Nareh Arghamanyan Piano

Born in Vanadzor, Armenia in 1989, Nareh studied with Alexander Gurgenov at the Tchaikovsky Music School in Yerevan and at the age of 15 became the youngest student to enroll in the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Nareh continued her studies in The Hannover University of Music and Drama. Having more than 30 various concertos in her repertoire, Nareh has already performed with many of the world’s prestigious orchestras including Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio-Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Opera Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to name only few. Nareh frequently gives recitals in major cities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. She is a regular guest in renowned festivals. Nareh has become a laureate of numerous competitions, to name a few the Franz Liszt, Mozart, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli as well as Herbert-von Karajan and other prestigious competitions.

Andrei Baranov Violin

Andrey Baranov is winner of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 2012. He is also a winner of Benjamin Britten and Henri Marteau International Violin Competitions, and a prizewinner of more than twenty other international competitions including Indianapolis, Seoul, Sendai, Liana Isakadze, David Oistrakh, Paganini (Moscow) international competitions. Andrey is a first violinist of David Oistrakh String Quartet, an outstanding ensemble established in 2012. Born in St-Petersburg in 1986 into a family of musicians, Andrey began playing the violin at the age of five. He attended the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St- Petersburg and Consevatoire de Lausanne. He studied with Lev Ivaschenko, Vladimir Ovcharek and Pierre Amoyal.

Anna Kasyan Soprano

Anna Kasyan is one of the most prominent sopranos of her generation. She has established herself in a wide repertoire of opera and sacred music to chamber music, from baroque to contemporary. Kasyan made her debut on various international venues, such as Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Novaya Opera of Moscow, Royal Opera House of Muscat, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opéra de Nice, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Salzburg Easter Festival, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Ravenna Festival, Radio France Festival.

Daniel Lozakovich Violin

Daniel Lozakovich is establishing himself as a sought-after violinist on the international stage, amazing audiences and critics alike with his refined, carefully considered playing. Lozakovich performs with such orchestras as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, National Philharmonic of Russia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Münchner Philharmoniker, hr-Sinfonieorchester and the Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin. Lozakovich is collaborating with distinguished conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Klaus Mäkelä, Andris Nelsons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Vasily Petrenko, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lahav Shani, Tugan Sokhiev, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Spivakov, Robin Ticciati, Krzysztof Urbanski and Lorenzo Viotti.

Nikolay Lugansky Piano

Nikolay Lugansky was born in 1972 in Moscow. He was studying at Central Music School at Moscow Conservatory under Tatiana Kestner and later on with such professors as Tatiana Nikolayeva and Sergey Dorensky. He continued his postgraduate education under Dorensky supervision. The initial stage of his career as the solo pianist brought him the title of the laureate of the I All-Union competition of young musicians in Tbilisi (1988), VIII International competition of J.S. Bach in Leipzig (1988), All-Union competition of S.V. Rachmaninoff in Moscow (1990), International summer academy Mozarteum (Salzburg, 1992) and the win at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1994.

Jonathan Roozeman Cello

The Finnish-Dutch cellist Jonathan Roozeman is already establishing himself as a cellist of exceptional musical integrity. He has worked with orchestras including The Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo New City Orchestra, and has collaborated with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Sakari Oramo, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Osmo Vänskä, Dima Slobodeniouk, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Engagements in 2018/19 include his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Dalia Stasevska, Suntory Hall’s Ark Classic Festival which will include chamber performances with Fumiaki Miura and Nobuyuki Tsujii, Verbier Festival’s Schloss Elmau Residency where he will perform the rarely played Monn Concerto as well as appearing in recital, Japan and Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, and he makes his debut recital tour in Canada which includes the Vancouver Recital Series. Jonathan will also be presented in recital at the Berlin Konzerthaus and appears there earlier this season as part of Sir András Schiff’s residency.

Ingolf Wunder Piano

Ingolf Wunder, born in Austria on Sept. 8th, 1985, started his musical adventure on the violin, at the age of four. Never pushed or forced by his parents, he treated violin as a hobby, fully enjoying and simply having fun with making music. At the same time he was developing his talent in sports and interests in technology. He had reached a high level of proficiency on the violin when, around 14 years of age his talent for the piano was coincidentally discovered by a teacher from Linz, Horst Mattheus. Wunder gave up violin after 10 years of playing, left the Music Conservatory Klagenfurt and began intensive piano studies at the Music Conservatory Linz, under Prof. Mattheus. That was the moment when he fell in love with art and decided to dedicate himself fully to piano.