Arthur Avanesov

Jan 01 1980

Was born in 1980 in Moscow. From 1997 to 2002 he studied piano and composition at the Yerevan State Conservatory (Armenia). Subsequently he completed the postgraduate studies in composition and musicology at the same conservatory, taking simultaneously piano master courses abroad, notably as a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy 2003-05, as well as with Ensemble Recherche in Freiburg, Germany (2007). In 2005 he was awarded with Doctor of Arts degree for his research on Zen Buddhism in the music of XX century. At the moment, he is a lecturer at American University of Armenia and Yerevan State Conservatory.

Being active as a contemporary music performer, as well as a collaborative musician, he has contributed to the foundation of Swiss-based international contemporary music ensemble Laboratorium, being also its active member. He has collaborated and performed with such musicians as Pierre Boulez, Krzystof Penderecki, Rohan de Saram, Kim Kashkashian, Anja Lechner, Vladimir Chernov, Tony Arnold, Tigran Mansuryan, Movses Pogossian, Seattle Chamber Players, among many others.

As both composer and performer, he has released a number of CDs with such labels as Deutsche Grammophon, Brilliant Classics, Albany Records, Suoni e Colori, etc. His own compositions have been performed at international music festivals and other events in many countries, such as Switzerland, USA, Japan, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Brasil, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania, Kosovo, Cyprus, Lebanon and Iran.