Robert Stepanian was born in Yerevan on June 16, 1984. He started playing the
violin at the age of seven with Tatyana Vorobyova (student of Boris Goldstein)
in Moscow. He continued his education at the Music College of Moscow
Conservatory with professor Zoria Shikhmurzaeva and at the Moscow State
Conservatory with professor Ara Bogdanyan.
Robert is a laureate of international competitions in Switzerland, Spain,
As a soloist and chamber musician, Robert gives concert more than 30 countries.
He played in venues such as the Carnegie Hall (New York), Salle Gaveau (Paris),
Danish Radio Concert House, Oslo Konzerthous, Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), the
Pablo Casal Concert Hall (Spain) the Moscow International Music House, the Great
Hall of Moscow Conservatory etc.
His festivals appearances include the Mendelssohn Festival, Midis de
Minimes(Belgium), Great Names of Art in memory of (Kogan, Gilels,
Rostropovich)(Russia), Juventudes Musicales (Spain), Beethoven
Festival(Germany), Pupligne Classique (Switzerland), Tyrolean Beethoven
Days(Austria), Matthias Kendlinger Festival (Ukraine), Festival Internacional de
Musica de Esmeraldas (Ecuador), Guadalajara International Music Festival and
Robert has received a number of grants and awards: from the Russian Performing
Arts Foundation, the World Music Fund, and the medal prize from Irina
Arkhipova’s Foundation (2010). He also received a diploma for “Achievements in
Musical Art" from the International Academy of “Creative Endeavours”.He attended
master classes with Boris Kuschnir (Austria), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabedian
(France), Gerard Wyss and Antonio Meneses (Switzerland).
His recording of Sonate of Beethoven and Franck with pianist Ashot Khachatourian
was released on the Azur Classical label in 2015. Recently Robert Stepanian’s
recording was broadcasted on BBC Radio, France Musique, Radio France, Espace 2
and others. Robert gives masterclasses in Germany, France, Austria, the United
States, and South America.
He served as an adjudicator in different violin competitions in Italy, Spain,
and Belgium including Ysaye International Violin Competition in Liege(Belgium).
In 2018 Robert was invited as a soloist for the recording of Mendelssohn violin
concerto for the film’s soundtrack «Remi without parents»(France) In 2019 modern
Austrian composer Matthias Kendlinger composed violin concerto named “Galaxy”
especially for Robert Stepanian and had dedicated to him. His recording of
Galaxy violin concerto with Austrian orchestra K&K Philharmoniker was released
in DaCapo label in 2019.
In 2019 Robert with cellist Francisco Vila and pianist Ashot Khachatourian
founded Fine ART Trio.
Robert plays on a 1760 G.Gagliano violin.