Levon MOURADIAN, cello
Prize winner of the world's most prestigious competitions, such as Pablo Casals, Tchaikovsky, Julio Cardona, among others, Levon Mouradian is widely known with his unique and thorough reflection and interpretation of music.
At the age of 14, he played as a soloist with the State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia, conducted by Maestro David Khandjian, performing Tchaikovsky's Roccoco Variations. Mr. Mouradian has performed with major orchestras of the former Soviet Union, including Moscow Philharmonic, the USSR Radio and Television, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Symphony orchestras. He played with many eminent conductors: Valery Gergiev, Veronika Dudarova, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Fuat Mansurov, Jansug Kakhidze, Lawrence Foster, Avner Biron, Vag Papian, Omri Hadari, were among them. Levon Mouradian has participated in numerous festivals and performed recitals in many countries of the world.
Since 1994, Mr. Mouradian has been chairing the cello class in the department of Arts at the State University in Evora, Portugal. He regularly gives advanced classes at the "Valle De Arlanza" Festival in Spain, Weikersheim, Germany and at the International Festival in Viana do Castello, Portugal. He has taught Master Class at the invitation of the University of Georgia (U.S.A.)
A valuable part of world classical music heritage is included in his discography: Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and many others. His recordings were published and edited by Melody (USSR), Dutch Records (where he is one of the principal instrumentalists), Clave Records (Spain) companies, etc. Levon Mouradian plays on the 18th century Venetian cello from Gofriller workshop.
Hayk Melikyan is a pianist & composer originally from Armenia.
Hayk Melikyan was born on November 29, 1980 in Yerevan. Laureate of many international piano competitions. He is widely known as one of the best performers of 20th century and contemporary music.
In 2009, Hayk Melikyan initiated "1900+" World Piano Music Concerts Series of the 20th Century and Contemporary Music.